southern USA (Texas) and northern Mexico
In between 10 and 12,5 cm
Usually two flights, one in spring one in fall. Cocoons overwinter
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 depends on your rearing conditions and especially the humidity. The drier the longer the pupal stage in between flights. The cocoons of the last flight can overwinter in an unheated (frost free) room until spring. The fridge is not recommended.