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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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