Native Animals

Graphium agamemnon

Tailed Jay
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SSN 18849
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Graphium agamemnon, also known as Tailed Jay is a unique butterfly that has a triangular-shaped forewing with a short tail hindwing. The upperside wing is black while the underside is purple-brown, with apple-green spots on both sides. Females are typically larger, and have longer tails than the males. Its wingspan is about 4.5 cm (Kirton, 2014).

The Tailed Jay is widely distributed from India to South China, throughout Southeast Asia, the Papuan region, and North-East Australia. This species commonly inhabit at low elevations in disturbed forest, the forest edge, villages, parks, and gardens (Kirton, 2014).

Location

by State Location
  • Terengganu 3
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
2

Biodiversity Experts

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Insects
  • Butterflies and Moths
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  • SBH
  • SWK
Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Medical
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  • PM
  • SBH
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
  • Insects
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  • Forest
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
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  • W
Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Insects
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
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  • PM
Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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  • PM
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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  • PM
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Chey, V.K. (2005). A new hostplant record for the caterpillar of the Tailed Jay butterfly. Sepilok Bulletin. 2: pp. 37-41
  2. Chung, A.Y.C., Chew, S.K.F., Majapun, R. & Nilus, R. (2013). Insect diversity of Bukit Hampuan Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5 (10): pp. 4461-4473
  3. Tan, C.C., Tajuddin, S., Mahat, M.F. & Tan, P.E. (2015). A Checklist of Butterflies of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 30: pp. 15-26
  4. Zarim, N.A.S.A. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Checklist of Butterfly Fauna at Kuala Lompat, Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28: pp. 63-72
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  3. Corbet, A.S. & Pendlebury, H.M. (1993). The Butterflies of the Malay Peninsula. Malaysian Nature Society, Malaysia. pp. 597.
  4. Faridah, M., Ibrahim, Y.S., Nursalwa, B., Abd Rahman Azmi, A.A. & Borkhanuddin, M.H. (2017). Invertebrates of Setiu Wetlands. Penerbit UMT, Malaysia. pp. 1-209.
  5. Kirton, L.G. (2014). A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. John Beaufoy Publishing, England. pp. 176.
Unpublish
  1. Checklist of Biodiversity of Setiu (2019)

Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Mohamad Firdaus Bin Mohamad Ridzwan, Ms. Noor Zahidah Binti Ahmad Sobri, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Dr. Phon Chooi Khim, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, GC Gan & Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Graphium agamemnon. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/18849. [Retrieved 08 August 2022].

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