south America (Peru, Ecuador)
large, between ten and twelve centimeter
more or less continuously when kept warm
polyphage on Rosaceae (Rosa, Rubus, Crataegus, Malus, Prunus, …), Fagaceae (Quercus, Fagus, …), Betulaceae (Carpinus, Corylus, Alnus, …) and probably many more
Very easy, for all levels of experience. Keep in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers or netted cages when older. Watch out for condensation and do not give wet leaves. Fast growing and ready to pupate in approximately six to seven weeks . A living room temperature is enough. The pupal stage usually is only one month or so when kept warm enough (however this depends largely of your rearing conditions and can thus be much longer).