from southern Mexico (Chiapas) through Central America south to Colombia, Peru and Brazil
In between 7 (males) and 11 (females) cm
multiple flights between March and November. In captivity when kept warm and somewhat humid continuously
Quercus. Also reported on Malus, Salix, Terminalia, Psidium and Manilkara
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. Othorene do not make a cocoon. When ready to pupate treat like Sphingidae and other underground pupating species. The pupal stage is short (approximately 4 weeks).