Gonimbrasia oyemensis

(Synonym Nudaurelia melanops)




Cameroon, Gabon, Congo (RDC), Central African Republic


10 to 12 cm


In captivity more or less continuously, depending on your rearing conditions

Food plants:

Rhus, Searsia and other Anacardiaceae. Also Salix caprea and cinerea


Suitable for newcomers, though a minimum of experience is required. 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.  Prefers warmer temperatures (living room temperature is the absolute minimum, but preferably warmer, above 25°C during the day). The caterpillars are fast growing and ready to pupate within  6 weeks. 


avoid moist conditions