Graphium doson, Common Jay, Papilioninae

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Graphium doson, Common Jay, Papilioninae

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Native South East Asia   Wingspan 10-12  cm

The Common Jay is active throughout the day and constantly on the move; it rarely settles down. Its flight is swift and straight.
The spherical and pale yellow eggs are laid singly on the underside of leaves.
The caterpillar is somewhat spindle-shaped. The grown caterpillars have two forms, dark brown or grassy green. There are spines on the 4th segment which are short, conicle and blue-centered surrounded by lemmon yellow and then black rings. The osmeterium is pale bluish green. It is extruded only reluctantly.
The pupa is pale green with a dark purplish median line from the head to the thoracic horn and a yellow line from the tip of the horn to the cremaster.

Caterpillar feed on:

Uvaria-macrophylla Polyalthia-longifolia

Uvaria macrophylla Polyalthia longifolia

Magnolia-grandiflora Michelia-x-alba

Magnolia grandiflora Michelia x alba

Michelia-champaca Michelia-figo

Michelia champaca Michelia figo

 

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