India, southern China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand
In between 11 and 13 centimeter
multiple flights. Pupae (can) overwinter. Continuously when kept warm
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