Rothschildia cincta guerreronis




southern USA (Arizona) and Mexico (the guerreronis subspecies illustrated here occurs in the southern half of Mexico, from Jalisco south to at least Oaxaca.)


In between (9) 10 and 11 cm


Depending on the subspecies one or two flights. The cocoons overwinter.

Food plants:

Ligustrum, Fraxinus, Prunus


An easy species. Rear warm (in between 25 and 30 °C during the day), dry and clean in spacious, well ventilated, plastic containers (or in a netted cage when older). Ready to pupate within 4 weeks (or less when kept very warm). The pupal stage in between 2 flights is short (3 to 4 weeks). The cocoons of the last flight can overwinter in an unheated (frost free) room until spring. The fridge is not recommended.