Phiala species Malawi
A common species in the Dzalanyama Forest (Malawi). I have no exact ID of the species.
large for a Phiala, around five centimeter with little difference between males and females
only one annual flight
Carex pendula is well accepted in captivity, however young leaves should be given to the first caterpillars stages, older leaves might be too hard
easy but slow. Eggs hatch after one month. Caterpillars need three to four months to grow. The pupal stage is also approximately four months. The adults will emerge in autumn. Keep warm and dry, in well ventilated plastic containers