southern China. Taiwan, Bhutan, Myanmar and northern India
Up to fourteen centimeter
early in Spring, in April. Or earlier in captivity, the moths emerge soon after the pupae are taken out of the fridge.
Most Ligustrum species. Fraxinus is an accepted alternative.
Very easy and fast growing at room temperature. Caterpillars pupate within a month after hatching. Keep the first three instars in well ventilated plastic containers but move to a netted cage after they've molted to the fourth instar. Pupae are best stored in the fridge. If the pupae are kept warm they will produce a second flight in autumn.