Pseudodirphia eumedide




the northern part of South America (reported from French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela and Colombia)


in between  6 and 10 cm 


in captivity and when kept warm, more or less continuously

Food plants:

Quercus, Fagus, Carpinus, Corylus


An easy species, suitable for newcomers.  Keep warm (minimum room temperature), in spacious well ventilated plastic containers throughout all larval stages. The caterpillars tolerate company very well. Keep dry (avoid condensation and wet leaves, do not spray).  Relatively slow growing. Ready to pupate within 7 to 8 weeks. When ready to pupate move to individual plastic containers lined with paper towels until they have pupated. Moths usually emerge within 6 to 8 weeks when kept warm, however if the conditions are less favorable the pupal stage can take much longer.