Graphium arycles (Spotted Jay)
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are black. Many green spots dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown.
The hind wings are black. The edge is wavy. Many green spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is dark-brown. There are four additional red spots.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are also black. The underside of all parts is white.
Sex differences: ---
The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are two subspecies.
- Graphium arycles perinthus [Fruhstorfer, 1915]
- Graphium arycles sphinx [Fruhstorfer, 1899]
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium arycles Boisduval 1836
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: ARYCLES