Tailed Jay is a swift-flying butterfly and is often encountered flitting
from flower to flower, stopping for a second or two sipping the nectar.
Its favourites are Lantana and Ixora blooms.
The upperside of this butterfly
comprise apple-green spots on a black background. The hindwing has
a short tail, which is longer in the female. On the underside, the
purple-brown ground colour has the same green spotting as well as some
dark patches and red spots on the underside of the hindwing.
The caterpillar is known to
feed on Annonaceae species, of which a particular favourite is the