Graphium doson (C. & R. Felder, 1864) - Common Jay

Subspecies in India

(1) Graphium doson eleius (Fruhstorfer, 1907) – Dakhan Common Jay
(2) Graphium doson axionides (Page & Treadaway, 2014) – Himalayan Common Jay

Graphium doson axionides Page & Treadaway, 2014 is a replacement name for axion Felder & Felder, which is a junior primary homonym of Papilio axion Boisduval, 1832.

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT
Andhra Pradesh112531
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam33411
Bihar
Chandigarh1
Chhattisgarh122414241
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi14213144
Goa
Gujarat5281613115
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka3772567722332
Kerala276111
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh264131
Maharashtra10179133772316151115
Manipur
Meghalaya21
Mizoram1
Nagaland1
Odisha11
Puducherry UT
Punjab21
Rajasthan11
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu11122121
Tripura21
Uttar Pradesh2211
Uttarakhand1121
West Bengal1272241612
Total162629723829265466473224

Annona glabra, Annona muricata, Miliusa tomentosa, Monoon longifolium (=Polyalthia longifolia), Polyalthia spp. (Annonaceae). Hunteria zeylanicaTrachelospermum asiaticum (Apocynaceae). Cinnamomum spp., Cinnamomum macrocarpum, Cinnamomum malabathrum (Lauraceae). Magnolia champaca (=Michelia champaca), Magnolia grandiflora, Magnolia liliifera, Magnolia oblonga (Magnoliaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10(4): 11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

Page citation

Saji K 2024. Graphium doson (C. & R. Felder, 1864) – Common Jay. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/graphium-doson, accessed 2024/02/26.