Actias selene




from Pakistan to Japan, north to Russia and south throughout Indonesia


around 12 cm


multiple flights annually 

Food plants:

Crataegus, Salix, Rhododendron, Prunus and many more


An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers (just watch out for condensation).  Relatively fast growing and ready to pupate within  5 to 6 weeks. The pupal stage in between flights is short (approximately 2 to 3  weeks). The warmer the faster they develop. Cocoons can be overwintered in a cool unheated room


will emerge in the winter when temperatures rise above 10°C