from Colombia, throughout eastern Ecuador south to eastern Peru. The moths illustrated here originate from Oxapampa (central Peru).
In between 9 and 11 cm
in captivity continuously, with several flights/year
Salix (especially caprea and cinerea), Persea, Liquidambar
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm (minimum room temperature) and clean. Rear in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Avoid condensation. Fast growing. Ready to pupate within 4 weeks (depending on temperature and quality of the food). Pupal stage is short (approximately 3 to 4 weeks).