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Tailed Jay Butterfly

Graphium agamemnon


Mostly green and black with a touch of white. Lots of spots on a black background actually. One wing is damaged...may be a lucky escape from a predator. This is a female...the elongated bit on the tail is an indicator; males just have stumps.


Resting on a Bakul or Mimusops elengi tree...which, to the best of my experience, is not a host plant (Polyalthia longifolia is). This butterfly is extremely restless so staying still for long minutes was unusual...but good for me.


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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Dec 17, 2020
Submitted on Dec 17, 2020

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