Lemaireodirphia guerreroiana




so far only known from Mexico (Guerrero). 


in between 8 and 9 cm


one flight annually in between May and late June. Pupae overwinter.

Food plants:

Quercus, Fagus, Castanea, Corylus, Carpinus, Juglans and relatives. Also Salix, Populus and Robinia 


An easy species, suitable for newcomers.  Keep warm (minimum room temperature), in spacious well ventilated plastic containers when young. Older caterpillars can continue in large, plastic containers or in a netted cage The caterpillars tolerate company very well. Keep dry (avoid condensation and wet leaves, do not spray).  Slow growing. Ready to pupate within 10 to 12 weeks. When ready to pupate move to individual plastic containers lined with paper towels until they have pupated. Pupae usually overwinter (in an unheated frost free room not in the fridge). Occasionally some moths can emerge late autumn, but this is less the case then with other Lemaireodirphia.