Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango)
In between 4 and 5 cm
one flight (usually May/June, in captivity more irregular with moths merging between May and August, depending on local conditions). Pupae overwinter
Quercus preferred, alternatively also Castanea
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm (minimum room temperature) and clean. Rear in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Avoid condensation. Fast growing. Ready to pupate within 4 to 5 weeks (depending on temperature and quality of the food). Pupae overwinter in a cool, unheated room (frost free) or in the fridge.