Graphium doson (C. & R. Felder, 1864) - Common Jay

Subspecies in India

(1) Graphium doson eleius (Fruhstorfer, 1907) – Dakhan Common Jay
(2) Graphium doson axionides (Page & Treadaway, 2014) – Himalayan Common Jay

Graphium doson axionides Page & Treadaway, 2014 is a replacement name for axion Felder & Felder, which is a junior primary homonym of Papilio axion Boisduval, 1832.

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
Andhra Pradesh112531
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam33411
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh122414241
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi3113143
Goa
Gujarat5281613115
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka3551236722322
Kerala276111
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh264121
Maharashtra9158123772314151014
Manipur
Meghalaya21
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Pondicherry
Punjab21
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1112121
Tripura21
Uttar Pradesh221
Uttarakhand112
West Bengal1272231611
Total152225563426255264452823
Graphium doson eleius - Annonaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Annona muricata (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Polyalthia (Robinson et al. 2010), Polyalthia longifolia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010) (Annonaceae). Hunteria zeylanica (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Apocynaceae). Cinnamomum (Robinson et al. 2010), Cinnamomum macrocarpum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017), Cinnamomum malabatrum (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Lauraceae). Magnolia grandiflora (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Magnolia liliifera (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Magnolia oblonga (Robinson et al. 2010), Trachelospermum asiaticum (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Magnoliaceae).

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 2022. Graphium doson (C. & R. Felder, 1864) – Common 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-doson, accessed 2022/08/12.