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Graphium agamemnon Linnaeus, 1758

Имаго  Graphium agamemnon


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Papilionidae subfamily Papilioninae tribe Leptocircini genus Graphium subgenus Idaides → species Graphium agamemnon

Species name(s)

Graphium (Idaides) agamemnon Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio agamemnon Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio agamemnon atreus Fruhstorfer, 1903 = mynion (Fruhstorfer, 1906) = Papilio agamemnon lasius van Eecke, 1918 = Zetides agamemnon = Graphium (Macfarlaneana) agamemnon = Graphium (Graphium) agamemnon = Papilio aegisthus Linnaeus, 1763 = Papilio obliteratus Lathy, 1899 = Papilio agamemnon salomonis Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio agamemnon decoratus Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio agamemnon meton Fruhstorfer, 1904 = Papilio agamemnon appius Fruhstorfer , 1904 = Papilio agamemnon guttatus Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio agamemnon neopommerania Honrath, 1888 = Papilio agamemnon ligatus Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio agamemnon exilis Rothschild, 1895 = Papilio agamemnon kineas Fruhstorfer, 1904 = Papilio agamemnon andamana Lathy, 1907 = Papilio agamemnon perecopus Fruhstorfer, 1904 = Papilio agamemnon pedius Fruhstorfer, 1904. [9, 85, 187]

Tailed Jay.



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions

Indo-Malayan, Australian.

Primary colors

Yellow, Green, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  Graphium agamemnon

Detailed information with references

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan 60-70 mm. The largest green and black colored Jay, UpH bears a double series of cell spots, HW with a rather short tail in the male, but longer in the female. [144].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Annona reticulata, Annona squamosa, Annona muricata, Artabotrys siamensis, Desmos chinensis, Desmos cochinchinensis, Canada odorata var. fruticosa, Michelia alba, Michelia champaca, Michelia figo, Melodorum siamensis, Saraca indica, Uvaria pierrei. [144].

Subspecies of Graphium agamemnon


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Peter Khramov.

Text data: Svetlana Shchavelina.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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28.09.2023 18:20, Peter Khramov

Dmitry, tsend me the source of information on the geography of the subspecies, and I will add the geo info.

15.01.2011 4:56, Dmitriy Pozhogin

known subtypes
agamemnon - Mainland China / Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bali, Palawan
menides - Sri Lanka
decoratum - Nicobar islands
andamanum - Andaman Islands
lasius - Simalue Is
rufoplenus - Nias Is
atropictus - Enganao Is
baweanum - Bawean
meton - Lesser Sunda Islands
exilis - Wetar, Timor, Tanimbar region
comodus - Celebes and surrounding smaller islands
enoplos - Palau
guttatus - Morotoi, Halmahera, Obi, Bachan
plisthenes - Buru, Ambon, Ceram
argynnus - Kai
myneon - Queensland Australia
obliteratus - Louisade archipelago
ligatus - New Guinea and smaller islands
neopommeranius - New Britain, New Ireland
ugiensis - Ugi Island
solomonus - Solomon island chain

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