east Asia (China, Korea, Russia and Japan). Several of the former subspecies (alinda, dulcinea) have been upgraded to full species status.
around 10 centimeter (males have longer hind wing tales and are a bit smaller)
multiple flights when kept warm. Pupae overwinter.
Rosa, Crataegus, Salix, Juglans, Alnus and others
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers (just watch out for condensation). Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 to 5 weeks. The pupal stage in between flights is short (approximately 2 to 3 weeks). The warmer the faster they develop. Cocoons after the last flight in autumn can overwinter in the fridge.