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Graphium agamemnon – Tailed Jay – Ajaytao


Graphium agamemnon - Tailed Jay - Ajaytao

Graphium agamemnon – Tailed Jay – Ajaytao

Graphium agamemnon – Tail Jay Black transparent

Tailed Jay, Green-spotted Triangle Butterfly

Graphium agamemnon, also called Tailed Jay or Green-spotted Triangle Butterfly is a common butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Tailed Jay is a small member of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is black with many green spots.

Because of its green-spotted colouring the Tailed Jay is nearly invisibly in interplay of light and shadow in rainforest.

The forewings are black. There are many green spots.
Nearby body the spots condens to small green bands.
The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown.
The hind wings are black and have short tails. The margin is ridged.
There are two chains of green spots on wing. At the inner edge there are two green stripes.

The underside is a copy of upside, but the ground is brown and the green spots are darker than upside.

The body is black, but the underside is grey.

The Tailed Jay (Graphium agamemnon) is a butterfly of the Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The distribution include the whole ecozone and extend from India to New Zealand.

Sex differences: None

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17 responses

  1. sedge808

    So beautiful.

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    June 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh thank you so much dear Sedge πŸ™‚

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      June 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

  2. Wow, breath-taking! Did you take the photo as well?

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    June 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh yes dear it was very very beautiful and even when it sat on the lantana flower it continuously flapped its wings but it was so beautiful.

      thank you dear πŸ™‚

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      June 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      • Wow ~ you have such amazing talent! That photo is extraordinary as are all of your photos! I love your blog. I just wanted you to know. β™₯ It must have been a magical moment when you watched that butterfly.

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        June 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      • Ajaytao2010

        ooooh yes indeed it was magical the first time I saw it dear so transparent and beautiful an absolute wonder of nature.

        thank you dear πŸ™‚

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        June 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

  3. I was going to ask you if it had holes in its wings!! I was busy frowning, wondering how it could fly with holey wings! (then I read the words) giggling now

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    June 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      ooooh yes dear Elisa but you are right when I first saw it last year I also thought the same then i took the pictures but even while ot sat on the flower it was never stable it always fluttered its wings, but yeah it was very very beautiful>.

      Thank you dear πŸ™‚

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      June 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  4. Who is more lovely?

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    June 7, 2014 at 2:21 am

    • Ajaytao2010

      You dear maria πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      June 7, 2014 at 8:30 am

      • Thank you very much dear.

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        June 8, 2014 at 1:46 am

      • Ajaytao2010

        thank you dear πŸ™‚ ❀

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        June 8, 2014 at 2:45 am

      • :))

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        June 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      • Ajaytao2010

        πŸ™‚

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        June 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  5. Amy

    What a stunning capture of the beautiful butterfly!

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    June 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    • Ajaytao2010

      Oh thank you so much dear πŸ™‚

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      June 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

  6. Ajaytao2010

    Reblogged this on Ajaytao 2010 and commented:

    Graphium agamemnon – Tailed Jay – Ajaytao

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    June 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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