the southern part of the Iberian peninsula (Spain, Portugal) and on the other side of the Mediterranean in Northern Africa from Morocco to Libya
4 (males) to 6,4 cm (females)
in captivity continuously when kept warm, in the wild multiple generations throughout spring, summer and autumn. Caterpillars of the last flight will overwinter
many very different plants including Salix, Vaccinium, Citrus, Tamarix, Pistacia, Genista, ...
Can be a bit tricky, hates moist conditions and for that reason best reared in netted cages. They are very fast growing and will spin their cocoons within less then a month. The pupal stage is even shorter, only two weeks. Keep clean, dry and warm.
none if kept dry, but try to avoid late autumn or winter broods