Graphium arycles (Spotted Jay)

Graphium arycles, also called Spotted Jay is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1836 by Boisduval. The wingspan is about 6 – 7 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium arycles is black. Many green spots dominate the wings.



Photos for easy identification

Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer
Photo © by Naturhistorisches Museum Wien; Photographer Thomas Neubauer

Here you can see some photos of Graphium arycles (Spotted Jay). Graphium arycles is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE from Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia).


Description

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.

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Distribution

Graphium arycles is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly from Myanmar until Indonesia and the Philippines.


This world map shows the ecozones in which this butterfly is distributed.

Larval food

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General information

The first description of this butterfly was in 1836 by Boisduval. There are two subspecies.

Protection provisions / Red List

Similar and closely-related species

Graphium agamemnon Linnaeus 1758 (Tailed Jay)


Scientific name

Graphium arycles Boisduval 1836


Other names

Spotted Jay


Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree

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Ecozone

AUSTRALASIA / INDOMALAYA (Australia)

 

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