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 Pradesh1113
Arunachal Pradesh1111122
Assam217234
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh13432
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat21302411
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka4441553325366
Kerala11691544132
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11141
Maharashtra2916381221274033263243
Manipur
Meghalaya211
Mizoram11
Nagaland1
Odisha1
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim112
Tamil Nadu111112
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand213311
West Bengal581235211161062
Total9322193133455582685573123

Annona discolor, Annona glabra, Annona muricata, Annona reticulata, Annona squamosa, Artabotrys hexapetalus, Cananga odorata (=Uvaria odorata), Desmos chinensis, Goniothalamus cardiopetalus, Guatteria spp., Huberantha cerasoides (=Polyalthia cerasoides), Miliusa spp., Miliusa tomentosa, Mitrephora heyneana, Monoon longifolium (=Polyalthia longifolia), Polyalthia spp., Polyalthia suberosa, Uvaria narum (Annonaceae). Cinnamomum spp. (Lauraceae). Magnolia spp., Magnolia champaca (=Michelia champaca) (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(4): 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 2024. Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758) – Tailed Jay. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/graphium-agamemnon, accessed 2024/04/23.