Life History of the Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon agamemnon) As with most Graphium species, the wings are produced at the forewing. Graphium agamemnon, also called Tailed Jay or Green-spotted Triangle Butterfly is a common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). Graphium agamemnon, commonly called the Tailed Green Jay, is a common and beautiful species seen in most Indian towns and villages close to forest areas.

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Graphium agamemnon – Wikispecies

The horns are tipped with rusty brown. Lifecycle The smooth, spherical, pale green eggs are laid singly on the upperside of young leaves of sapling trees in the family Annonaceae.

This species can take from 33—36 days from egg to adult. If it is, then hang the leaf upright as you mentioned and hope that it succeeds in securing itself for the pupation event to conclude in due course. We always love your very encouraging comments on the blog. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

He’s the one who should be complimented for his saintly patience in recording these photos! Female wing color Odonata. Have you read Nabokov’s Butterflies? The pupa is yellowish green, about 33mm in length and has a slender and obtusely pointed thoracic process. Graphium agamemnon Linnaeus, Un-identified local host plant 2, leaves are covered with hair. Technology Biodiversity in India. The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.


SoursopMichelia alba Magnoliaceae, common name: The pupal period lasts for days, and the pupa turns black in the wing pads the night before eclosion. I’m an absolute beginner in these matters; Nabokov has opened my eyes to the butterfly world and I am absolutely thrilled about its richness, but it will take a while for me to learn more — I need all the help and guidance I can get ;- Again, thank you!

Wikispecies has information related to Graphium agamemnon. The 5th instar lasts for days, and the body length reaches mm. Numerous small markings, dark in color, appear on the body surface towards the end of this instar.

How in the world did you get those? ButterflyCircle in the News! The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

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Any information on infraranks like subspecies, varieties, and races. The moult to the 2nd instar takes place after a period of inactivity.

Though, if they are not South East Asian butterflies, we may find identifying them challenging agamemnln well. Female abdomen color Odonata. Un-identified local host plant 1, commonly found in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Comprising its size, shape, texture and orientation. Here you can see the subspecies Graphium agamemnon andamana. Retrieved July 2, Several Graphium species such as the African policenes have very long sword-like tails.


Share on facebook Share by email. Because of their relatively fast life cycle just over one month from egg to adulttailed jays are multivoltine and may produce up to seven or eight broods per year.

No, it’s a Butterfly!! At the same time, the thoracic and anal spines become black with a bluish sheen at the distal agakemnon. Two views of a 4th instar caterpillar, length: Indian Foundation for Butterflies — Butterflies of India.

Graphium agamemnon – Tailed Jay – Butterflies of India

The following 2 pages uses this file: Papilio agamemnon pedius Fruhstorfer, Underneath, the same green spotting can be found against a purple-brown background, and additional red spots are featured on the hindwing. I just found a caterpillar that fell from a tree, he looks weak so I keep him, but he can not afford to climb up, so it seems he started to be a cocoon in the leaves I put on the bottom of the jar, because there is a thread, what should I do?

This is just wonderful! Hats off to your committment ButterflyCircle at Gardens by the Bay! Related observations Show all.

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