Automeris arminia




the north part of South America with records from French Guiana, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, northern Brasil and Ecuador. The animals depicted here are from French Guiana


between six and half and nine centimeters


more or less continuously when kept warm, but with long intervals between flights

Food plants:

Corylus and related plants


Very easy, suitable for children. Keep in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Watch out for condensation and do not give wet leaves. Fairly large caterpillars (up to 9 cm).  Fast growing and ready to pupate in approximately  six to seven weeks . A living room temperature is enough. The pupal stage can be somewhat longer when the rearing circumstances are not favorable (up to 3 months).