Tailed Jay

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A Tailed Jay on white Ixora

A lively butterfly, Tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon) is plentiful around my garden. Strong and restless fliers, they flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers. This makes it difficult to photograph them; I have managed a few shots though…

The butterflies generally fly among the tree-tops but descend to ground level in search of flowers or host plants.

The tailed jay, is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. It is a common, non-threatened species.

These pictures are captured in my garden at different times. The last picture is that of the butterfly at rest, a very uncommon sight!

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Resting….may be old-age
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14 thoughts on “Tailed Jay

  1. All the shots have come up well! Crispy write up! The last three shots are really excellent even without considering restless nature of the butterfly! The last two are splendid. The last one is incredible!

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