South America (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina)
six to eight centimeters
more or less continuously when kept warm, but moths emerge somewhat irregular
Prunus, Crataegus, Rubus and other Rosaceae.
Very easy, suitable for children. Keep in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Watch out for condensation and do not give wet leaves. Fast growing and ready to pupate in approximately five to eight weeks (depending on rearing conditions and food plant - significantly faster on Prunus) . A living room temperature is enough. The pupal stage can be somewhat longer when the rearing circumstances are not favorable; resulting in moths that appear very irregular and over several months.