a common species throughout a large part of the United States and Canada, only absent from the very extreme north of Canada and the southern half of western California.
quite variable, in between 4,5 and 8 cm. In captivity often on the smaller side
depends on the temperature, 1 to 3 flights annually.
Salix and Populus
Very easy, suitable for newcomers. Keep in (spacious) well ventilated plastic containers, in a netted cage or sleeved outdoors on a living willow.. Fast growing and ready to pupate within four weeks. The warmer you keep them the faster they grow, however faster growth often results in smaller moths. Keep the pupae in the fridge to overwinter.