Actias dubernardi




southern China at higher elevations


around 9 centimeter (in captivity often smaller due to inbred)


emergence is irregular, usually triggered by cool and humid weather

Food plants:

Pinus (including Pinus sylvestris)


In general not difficult, but some experience is required.  Keep cool (in between 15 and 24°C) in well ventilated plastic containers (just watch out for condensation).  A good alternative way to rear them is on a small, potted pine in a netted cage. Ready to pupate within 6 to 7 weeks. Keep the cocoons in a cool, unheated room. Emergence of the adults is triggered by a higher ambient air humidity and can be somewhat irregular.


avoid too much fluctuation in temperature and/or humidity