from (southern) Mexico to probably Panama
approximately 6 to 8 cm
one flight annually, between June and July. Pupae overwinter
Fagus, Quercus, Robinia
An easy species. Keep warm (minimum room temperature), in spacious well ventilated plastic containers, but watch out for condensation. Do not give wet leaves. The caterpillars tolerate company very well and are best kept in (not too large) groups. Ready to pupate within 6 to 7 weeks. Moths usually overwinter in an unheated (but frost free) room, but some might emerge in autumn, when temperatures remain too high.