Adeloneivaia jason




Central America, from Mexico to Panama. Further south replaced by similar looking species.


Males in between 6 and 9 cm, females in between 8 and 12 cm


more or less continuously, with at least 3 peak flights annually. In captivity when kept warm continuously, however pupae can also remain dormant for a couple of months, which makes the emerging of the moths somewhat irregular

Food plants:

Fabaceae preferred (Gleditsia, Robinia, ...). Can be persuaded to accept Quercus robur in captivity, however many will not start to feed


Once starting to feed not difficult. Keep warm and clean. The first 3 instars in well ventilated plastic containers. Older caterpillars in a netted cage. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 to 5 weeks. Adeloneivaia do not make a cocoon. When ready to pupate treat like Sphingidae and other underground pupating species. The pupal stage is variable from a couple of weeks to several months. 


Getting them to eat