Mexico, the exact distribution is still unclear. The animals depicted here are from Mazatlan (Sinaloa)
between seven and nine centimeter
only one flight during the summer months (from late June to August). Cocoons overwinter
best on Robinia or other woody Fabaceae. Alternatively also Quercus.
Fairly easy, similar to other species in the 'iris' complex. Keep in well ventilated plastic containers, also when older. Keep them dry and clean. Don't keep too warm, an average living room temperature is enough. After five to six weeks the caterpillars are fully grown and start to spin their cocoons. The pupae will overwinter in a cool room (in between ten and fifteen degrees Celsius).