from Nova Scotia (Canada) and Maine (USA) south to Florida and Texas and from there, further south into Mexico.
In between 4,5 and 6,5 centimeter
depends on the local conditions, at least two brood annually, but in the warmer parts and in captivity 3 or more
Easy and suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers or in netted cages. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 weeks. The pupal stage is short (2 to 3 weeks). The warmer the faster they develop. Pupae after the last flight in autumn can be overwintered in the fridge.