Monday, February 27, 2012

The Tailed Jay Butterfly (Graphium agamemnon), Sumatra Indonesia

Graphium agamemnon - female

Those photos above were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beautiful flying insect is the female of  the tailed jaybutterfly (Graphium agamemnon). The upper side of the forewing  and hind wing is black with beautifully patterned green markings. This butterfly is from the family of  Papilionidae from genus of Graphium

Scientific classification
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily : Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family : Papilionidae (Swallowtails, Parnassians)
Genus : Graphium
Species : G. agamemnon
Binomial name : Graphium agamemnon (Linnaeus, 1758)


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