Actias sinensis






around 12 centimeter


multiple flights. Continuously when kept warm

Food plants:

Liquidambar. They can sometimes be persuaded to accept Eucalyptus gunnii but will not always do well on it (only use when no Liquidambar is available)


An easy species when kept at room temperature and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers or netted cages when older. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 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