Southern Arizona to Mexico
up to eleven centimeter
one flight annually, from late June to August. The cocoons overwinter
Quercus, Prunus, Malus, Rosa, Rubus
A very easy species. Keep in well ventilated plastic containers when young. When older they do equally well in spacious, plastic containers as in netted cages. 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 cocoons overwinter in a cool, unheated room (but frostfree).