from Mexico throughout Central America, south via Colombia to Ecuador.
In between 9 and 11 cm
in captivity 2 to 3 flights. Continuously when kept at room temperature.
Salix (especially caprea and cinerea), Persea, Liquidambar, Quercus
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 very short (approximately 2 to 3 weeks). Broods more or less continuously.