a Central African species, reported from Cameroon and Gabon east to Kenya. The animals depicted here originate from Cameroon (Obout village).
large for the family: females can reach a 11 cm wingspan, males are somewhat smaller but still at least 9 cm
in captivity more or less continuously
the wild host is still unknown, but in captivity easy to rear on Ligustrum ovalifolium
Not difficult, but some experience is required. Keep all stages in well ventilated plastic containers, adapt the size of the container to the size of the caterpillars. This is a large species so the final instar will grow to a considerable size and should be reared in spacious tubs. An average (winter) living room temperature of 20 to 22 degrees Celsius during the day and around 15 degrees at night is enough. Fast growing for a Monkey moth and ready to pupate in approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Moths will emerge after a pupal stage of 2 to 3 months.