Actias selene male wing detail © O. Bouteleux
Actias selene (Hubner, 1806)

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Foodplants :
All year
1 Hour, in the night
14 Days
Rhododendron, Liguster, Juglans, Liquidamber, Prunus  
sp. and many more
This is an very easy species to rear. Full grown larva can reach 10  
cm. Fresh emerged moth are very nervous, and when disturb they  
drop onto the ground. Pairing is easy, and a medium cage will do, but  
a large cage is preferred. It starts around 22:00 until the following  
morning, but can also be very brief. According to some people, you  
can overwinter them, by cooling them down in fall to 15-20°C and  
warm them in spring.

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