Anisota stigma




eastern part of North America from Canada (southern Ontario) to Texas, Louisiana and Florida


In between 4 and 6 cm


one to three flights annually (usually in between April and September, depending on local conditions). Pupae overwinter

Food plants:

Quercus preferred, alternatively also Castanea and Corylus


Easy, especially spring flights. 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, in autumn slower). Pupae overwinter in the fridge


try to obtain eggs as early in the year as possibly