Central America, from Mexico south
In between 10 and 12 cm
in captivity at least 2 flights, more when kept warm
Oaks out the white oak and cerris groups (robur, petraea, ilex, ...)
Some experience is required. Keep warm (minimum room temperature or warmer), dry and clean. Rear in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers when young. Avoid condensation. Move to netted cages from the fourth instar on. Fast growing. Ready to pupate within 5 weeks (depending on temperature). Pupal stage is short (approximately 3 to 4 weeks).
needs warm and dry conditions