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Graphium agamemnon - Tailed Jay Time to put some paps up. I am very lucky in that I have managed to collect images of 9 species, of which this is my favourite. Not because it is rare, but it was the first butterfly, when I started this bugging game, to make me go &lsquo;WOW!&rsquo;<br />
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There are enough that if I make an effort, I can find one any day, but getting a photograph is a different matter. They always seem to be just out of reach, and they are very cautious. Once you spook one, you will not get a second chance today so you might as well move on.<br />
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Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Graphium agamemnon - Tailed Jay

Time to put some paps up. I am very lucky in that I have managed to collect images of 9 species, of which this is my favourite. Not because it is rare, but it was the first butterfly, when I started this bugging game, to make me go ‘WOW!’

There are enough that if I make an effort, I can find one any day, but getting a photograph is a different matter. They always seem to be just out of reach, and they are very cautious. Once you spook one, you will not get a second chance today so you might as well move on.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.

Graphium agamemnon - Tailed Jay Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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Graphium agamemnon - Tailed Jay Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.<br />
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    comments (9)

  1. What a stunner! I love how the gradient green mixes with the complicated white pattern. Posted 2 years ago
    1. This one is right up there with the Rajah Brookes. Stunning creature.

      Dave
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Linking for reference:

        Colorful Butterfly This large and beautiful butterfly was spotted in the KL butterfly park Asia,Butterfly,Insects,Malaysia,Raja Brookes Birdwing,Rhopalocera,Trogonoptera brookiana
        Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
        1. That specimen image does not epitomize the Rajah, but yes, that is the one.

          Dave
          Posted 2 years ago
  2. I see them in Queensland but never sitting still long enough for a snapshot. Posted 2 years ago
    1. The best chance is early in the morning, when the sun's rays start hitting the trees. They will want to find a sun facing leaf to spread out on. At this time they will be very sluggish.

      Dave
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Well, that's a plan. Ours are yellow where yours is white. It is indeed spectacular. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Great looking specimen. Posted 2 years ago
    1. It is very difficult to find a complete specimen, as they fly around the tree canopy and bushes. The wings are usually damaged at the tails. In fact, I now realize, that is probably the function of the tails, to take the hit somehow.

      Dave
      Posted 2 years ago

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The Tailed Jay is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called Green-spotted Triangle, Tailed Green Jay, or the Green Triangle. It is a common, nonthreatened species native to India, Sri Lanka through Southeast Asia and Australia. Several geographic races are recognized.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Vodkaman
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Uploaded May 13, 2016. Captured May 22, 2013 08:12 in Jl. Lavender No.8, Ciwaruga, Parongpong, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm