southern China, Taiwan, northern Vietnam
in between 8 and 10 cm
one flight fromJanuary to February. In captivity sometimes later. Eggs do not really overwinter, but the development can be slowed down a little by keeping them in the fridge.
Liquidambar preferred, more reluctant also Prunus spinosa, Rosa and sometimes Crataegus
Not difficult once they are eating. Getting the moths to emerge as late as possible is the most difficult part. Only place the eggs in the fridge when you receive them in the middle of the winter and keep them there as short as possible Take out as soon as you have fresh leaves. Growth is fast. Ready to pupate within 5 weeks. The cocoons oversummer and the moths appear late winter. Keep in well ventilated plastic containers or in netted cages at room temperature.
eggs are usually available before the hosts are back into leaves, the longer in the fridge the lower the hatch rate