southern USA (Arizona) into Mexico
In between 12 (males) and 14 (females) cm
one or two flights during the warmer part of the year. Pupae overwinter.
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean. The first 3 instars in well ventilated plastic containers. Older caterpillars in a netted cage. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 weeks. Eacles do not make a cocoon. When ready to pupate treat like Sphingidae and other underground pupating species. The pupal stage in between two flights is short (approximately 4 weeks). The pupae overwinter in an unheated room (frost free).