parts of the United States (except the Pacific northwest, most of the southeast and the Great Basin), southern Canada and Mexico.
In between 8 and 10 centimeter
depends on the local conditions, one or two broods annually. In captivity usually 2. The pupae overwinter.
Vitaceae (Parthenocissus, Vitis, Cissus, ...)
Easy and suitable for newcomers. Keep warm and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers. Very fast growing and ready to pupate within 3 to 4 weeks. The pupal stage in between the 2 summer flights is short (2 to 3 weeks). Pupae after the last flight in autumn can be overwintered in the fridge.