southern Arizona (USA) and Mexico
In between 8,5 (males) and 12,5 (females) cm
one flight annually (between mid July and the end of August). Pupae overwinter
Rhus and Liquidambar (best), also Prunus serotina and Juglans
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean. The first 3 instars in well ventilated plastic containers. Older caterpillars in very large and very well ventilated plastic containers or in netted cages. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 weeks. Citheronia do not make a cocoon. When ready to pupate treat like Sphingidae and other underground pupating species. Pupae overwinter in a cool, unheated (frost free) room, not in the fridge.