from (southern) Mexico to Panama. Further south probably replaced by similar species.
approximately 7 to 11 cm
in captivity continuously when kept warm
highly polyphage. Does well on Rosaceae (Prunus, Malus, Crataegus, ...), Anacardiaceae (Rhus, Schinus, ...), Fagaceae and relatives (Quercus, Fagus, Corylus, ...), Fabaceae (Senna, Cassia, Robinia, ...), Myrtaceae (Eugenia, Eucalyptus, ...)
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 emerge within approximately 3 to 4 weeks, depending on temperature and humidity.