Tailed Jay

Where to find: Tropical House

(Graphium agamemnon)

S. E. Asia, Australia.

Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies and flutter their wings constantly even when at flowers.

Active throughout the year but their abundance depends upon the local monsoon and availability of host plants. The butterflies generally flies among the tree-tops but descend to ground level in search of flowers or host plants. Because of their relatively fast life cycle (just over one month from egg to adult), they may produce up to 7–8 broods per year.

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