from Peru north throughout Central America into the USA and migrating further north to Canada
In between 7 and 9 centimeter
depending on temperature 2 or more flights, continuously when kept above 15°C
Onagraceae (Epilobium, Clarkia, Fuchsia, Epilobium, ...), Lythraceae (Lythrum, Cuphea, ...), Vitaceae (Vitis, Cissus, ...), Impatiens, Mirabilis and others
Easy and suitable for newcomers. Keep warm, dry and clean. Fast growing and ready to pupate within 4 weeks. Keep in spacious and well ventilated plastic containers. The pupal stage between the 2 flights is short (only 2 weeks when kept warm). The pupae resulting from the second flight can overwinter in the fridge. If stored too warm adults will continue to emerge.