Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758) - Tailed Jay

Subspecies in India

(1) Graphium agamemnon agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Oriental Tailed Jay
(2) Graphium agamemnon menides (Fruhstorfer, 1904) – Dakhan Tailed Jay
(3) Graphium agamemnon andamana (Lathy, 1907) – Andaman Tailed Jay
(4) Graphium agamemnon decoratus (Rothschild, 1895) – Car Nicobar Tailed Jay
(5) Graphium agamemnon pulo Evans, 1932 – South Nicobar Tailed Jay

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT11112
Andhra Pradesh112
Arunachal Pradesh1111121
Assam217234
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh3432
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat21302411
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka3231342224355
Kerala1691444132
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11141
Maharashtra2816371118222832233141
Manipur
Meghalaya11
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim112
Tamil Nadu11112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1331
West Bengal58123521116962
Total9120142731384870665269118
Graphium agamemnon menides - Annona glabra (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Annona muricata (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Annona squamosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Artabotrys hexapetalus (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Desmos chinensis (Robinson et al. 2010), Goniothalamus cardiopetalus (Kunte 2006), Guatteria (Robinson et al. 2010), Miliusa (Robinson et al. 2010), Miliusa tomentosa (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Mitrephora heyneana (Kunte 2006), Polyalthia cerasoides (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Polyalthia longifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Uvaria narum (Nair 2005b) (Annonaceae). Cinnamomum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Lauraceae). Magnoliaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Magnolia (Robinson et al. 2010), Magnolia champaca (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Magnoliaceae). Annona discolor (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Annonaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Saji, K., H. Ogale, P. Churi, M. Mandal, Manoj P., F. Khan, and S. Sondhi 2022. Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Tailed Jay. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/graphium-agamemnon, accessed 2022/12/01.