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19-Apr-2007, 12:20 PM
Noticed this yellow tinted Jay, on both sides of the hindwing base area, amongst the Blue Jay and Bluebottle puddlers at Gunong Pulai.

Is there a Yellow Jay??

19-Apr-2007, 12:43 PM
This one is referred to as the Striped Jay (Graphium bathycles bathycloides). There is a lookalike species known as the Veined Jay (Graphium chironides malayanus) which has almost similar markings.

Looks like you had a nice time out there shooting these butts. :)

This was the listing of Malaysian Graphium spp. that I collated some time back, with their common names :

Graphium evemon eventus - Blue Jay
Graphium doson evemonides - Common Jay
Graphium eurypylus mecisteus - Great Jay
Graphium bathycles bathycloides - Striped Jay
Graphium chironides malayanum - Veined Jay
Graphium arycles arycles - Green Jay
Graphium agamemnon agamemnon - Tailed Jay

19-Apr-2007, 01:03 PM
Thanks Khew for the ID and listing of the Jays.

19-Apr-2007, 01:18 PM
Brings back memories of Endau Rompin. We used to shoot four,five or more species puddling at one shot.

Here's an old shot of a Great Jay (Graphium euryplus mecisteus) and a Green Jay (Graphium arycles arycles) puddling together. :)

Check the old ER threads and you should be able to see all the puddlers together. Soon Chye, Ben Jin, Simon and a few of us should have posted those from our past ER trips.

Sky Blue
20-Apr-2007, 08:37 AM
missed those ER trip...

20-Apr-2007, 09:53 AM
missed those ER trip...

Wanna go sometime soon? :whistle: