from south-eastern Canada, south into Mexico and west almost to the Pacific coast
In between 5 and 7 centimeter
one or two flights annually depending on temperature
especially Rosaceae (Prunus, Malus, Crataegus, Amelanchier, ...), also Corylus, Salix and Betula
an extremely easy species to rear, suitable for newcomers. Keep at room temperature, dry and clean in well ventilated plastic containers. The caterpillars don't grow very large (to around five centimeter). They are full grown in approximately 3,5 weeks. Offspring of the second flight overwinters as pupae and should be stored in the fridge.