Pallastica species South Africa
The species in these pictures comes from South Africa. I believe this is Pallastica lateritia, a species that is widespread throughout Africa from Mali to South Africa
females large (in between 6 and 7,5 centimeter), males much smaller (less then 4,5 cm)
In captivity continuously when kept at room temperature
Rubus, Arbutus and somewhat reluctantly Rhododendron
Easy but fairly slow during winter months. Caterpillars are ready to pupate in 3 months (faster in the warmer part of the year) . Keep the first 3 to 4 stages in well ventilated plastic containers and move to netted cages when older. Keep dry and warm (room temperature). Pupal stage is short (approximately 2 to 3 weeks).
sensitive to poor quality food during winter months