Central America, from Mexico to Panama
In between 8 (males) and 11 (females) cm
multiple flights between March and November. In captivity when kept warm and somewhat humid continuously.
An easy species, suitable for newcomers. Keep warm, dry 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). When kept warm they brood continuously. The pupae can overwinter in a very cool, unheated (but frost free room). Be advised that the moths will still emerge with day temperatures as low as 15 °C.