The 38 Molippa species are not the most colorful moths withing the Hemileucinae subfamily, however the caterpillars are quite spectacular. These medium sized species occur throughout Central and South America. This decade many 'new' species have been described, which makes it a lot more difficult to correctly identify the Molippa. Many look very similar.

The rearing is easy on shrubs and trees out the Legume family (Fabaceae).