Gonimbrasia (Nudaurelia) krucki
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
up to 14 cm
in captivity more or less continuously, although the pupal stage can sometimes take several months (depending on local rearing conditions)
Prunus (laurocerasus, serotina, ...) is best. Also Salix, Quercus, Fagus, and probably many more
Suitable for newcomers. Keep in spacious, well ventilated plastic containers. Watch out for condensation and do not give wet leaves. Make sure the food is clean and fresh. Tolerant of a wide range of temperatures as long as it does not become to cool (minimum living room temperature). The caterpillars are fast growing and ready to pupate within 6 weeks. The pupal stage can take several weeks to even months. The moths emerge after a cooler and drier period of several weeks, followed by higher temperatures and humidity.