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Common Jay

Graphium doson

Description:

The Common Jay (Graphium doson) is a black, tropical papilionid butterfly with pale blue semi-transparent central wing bands that are formed by large spots. There is a marginal series of smaller spots. The underside of wings is brown with markings similar to upperside but whitish in color. The sexes look alike.

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Palugaswewa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Feb 9, 2013
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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