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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Images contributed by UK 
photographer Mike Young.
Also known as the Green-spotted Triangle, the Tailed Green Jay, or the Green Triangle.
   Tailed Jays are members of the Swallowtail Family. Thet are active throughout the year with their abundance depending upon the local monsoons and availability of larval host plants.   
   They generally fly 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), Tailed Jays are multivoltine and may produce up to seven or eight broods per year. It has been noted in one instance to be attracted to lights at night.
   They can take from 33–36 days to complete the egg to adult cycle.
   Tailed Jays are dark brown in color with green patches dispersed throughout. The patches are brighter towards the forewing base, and turn yellow towards the outer margin of the hindwing. The ventral side is pale brown and clouded with pale purplish tinged scales. The green patches are not prominent.
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Avg. wingspan: 8.5 - 10 cm / 3.35 - 3.94 "
Family: Papilionidae
Tailed Jay chrysalis
Tailed Jay caterpillar.
Tailed Jay chrysalis
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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