widespread throughout West and Central Africa with sightings from Ivory Coast and Ghana eastward through Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda to Kenya and south to Angola and Tanzania
females up to 12 cm, males much smaller (around 8 cm)
in captivity continuously
Prunus, Quercus, Hedera
A large and easy species. Caterpillars grow to a length of 12 centimeter within a little over 2 months. First instars are best kept in well ventilated plastic containers and moved to netted cages when older or continued in large and spacious plastic tubs covered with a piece of mesh. Keep warm (room temperature) and dry. The pupal stage is approximately 3 weeks.