Actias rhodopneuma




India, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand 


In between 11 and 13 centimeter


multiple flights. Pupae (can) overwinter. Continuously when kept warm

Food plants:

Anacardiaceae (Rhus, Cotinus, ...) preferred, also Liquidambar


An easy species when kept at room temperature and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 5 weeks. The pupal stage in between flights is short (approximately 3  weeks). The warmer the faster they develop. Pupae after the last flight in autumn can be overwintered frost free in a very cool, unheated room. The fridge is not recommended.


preventing the adults from emerging late autumn or in winter when temperatures are too warm