Central America, from southern Mexico south to Nicaragua
In between 10 and 12 cm, slightly larger then the related C. multifenestrata
in captivity continuously
Rhus typhina, Searsia lancea, Persea, Liquidambar. Less polyphage then multifenestrata. Does not seem to accept Salix.
An easy species, suitable for newcomers if you have the food plants. Keep warm (minimum 25°C day temperature) and clean. Rear in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Avoid condensation and keep completely dry (no wet leaves, no spraying). 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). The cocoons do not overwinter.