Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Common Jay

Common Jay  Graphium doson C & R Felder

Common Jay Butterfly

 Winspan: 70 - 80 mm.

Common Jay Butterfly

A black butterfly with a pale blue, semi transparent central band. Underside of the wings is brown. Both the sexes look alike. 

Common Jay butterflies mudpuddling
Caterpillar is very sluggish and is found on the center portion of the  upper side of the leaves.

Caterpillar of Common Jay Butterfly

Pupa is green in color has yellowish wing cases and lateral bands.

Pupa of Common Jay Butterfly

Larva Host Plants

Plants of family Lauraceae and Annonaceae :-

Alsedaphne semecarpifolia, Cinnamomum camphora, C. macrocarpum, C. malabatrum, Litsea chinensis, Miliusa tomentosa, Polyalthia longifolia and Persea macrantha.

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