Tailed Jay


  • Common Name : Tailed Jay
  • Scientific Name : Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus)
  • Wingspan : 85-100mm
  • Colour : Black with apple-green spots and streaks on wings.
  • Habit : Flight is straight and dashing. Visits flowers particularly of Lantana, Poinsettia etc. Very common in most urban areas, possibly because of its food plant (Polyalthia longifolia).
  • Larval Host Plants : Polyalthia longifolia, Michelia champaka, Annona squamosa, Annona reticulata, Polyalthia suberosa
  • Location : Throughout West Bengal