around 9 cm
in captivity 2 flights (one in summer, one in autumn). Cocoons overwinter
Liquidambar, Salix (especially caprea and cinerea), Persea
Not difficult. Keep warm (minimum room temperature) and clean. Rear in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers when young and move to a netted cage when they've reached the fourth instar. Avoid condensation. Fast growing. Ready to pupate within 4 weeks (depending on temperature and quality of the food). Pupal stage in between flights is very short (approximately 2 to 3 weeks). Cocoons from the last flights can overwinter in a cool, unheated room (frost free) until Spring. The fridge is not recommended.