from England eastward to Northern Japan, but absent in the northern parts of Europe and Russia.
in between 9 and 12 cm.
usually only one flight late spring (June/early July), sometimes a (partial) second flight in August
Ligustrum, Syringa, Fraxinus
Very easy, suitable for newcomers. Keep early stages in well ventilated plastic containers and move to a netted cage when older.. Fast growing and ready to pupate in less then four weeks. Keep the pupae in the fridge to overwinter.