throughout the Americas, from the USA to Argentina
In between 9 and 12 centimeter
2 to 4 flights annually, overwinters as pupae
Solanaceae (especially Solanum, Datura and Nicotiana)
Easy and suitable for newcomers (even for children). Keep warm and clean, in well ventilated plastic containers when young, but move to a netted cage when older. Fast growing and ready to pupate in 3 to 4 weeks. The pupal stage in between the flights is short (2 to 3 weeks). Overwinters as pupae which can be stored in the fridge.