Graphium arycles

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Spotted jay
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Graphium
Subgenus: Graphium
Species: G. arycles
Binomial name
Graphium arycles
Boisduval, 1836

Graphium arycles, the spotted jay, is a species of butterfly of the family Papilionidae found in the Indomalayan ecozone. It is scarce and likely to be found in the extreme north east of India. It is not known to be threatened but the nominate subspecies is protected by law in India.


  • G. a. arycles Burma onward to Peninsular Malaya, Java, Sumatra, Bangka and Borneo
  • G. a. perinthus (Fruhstorfer, 1915) Philippines
  • G. a. sphinx (Fruhstorfer, 1899) Cambodia

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