the central Palearctic region from Cyprus and Turkey eastwards through Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to northwest China and western Mongolia. Northwards they are also recorded from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
in between 6,5 and 8 cm.
depends on the temperature, 1 to 2 flights annually. In captivity quite often a second flight.
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. Keep the pupae in the fridge to overwinter.