Several broods, depending on origin
20 Hours, not always easy
Ailanthus, Fraxinus, Ilex, Ligustrum, Populus, Pyrus
malus, Rhododendron, Rosa, Salix, Syringa, Prunus
Attacus atlas is the most common species of Attacus, and does have
a great variety. Species from Indonesia have more colour, but are
smaller. Species from Thailand are the biggest. They like warm and
humid conditions, because it is a tropical species, but in captivity they
also can be reared at room temperature although it takes more time.
The small larva must be kept in large plastic boxes, and kept clean.
After 3rd instar you can transfer them to watered food plants. Full
grown larva can reach 10 cm. Pairing should be in a large cage, but is
also possible in a smaller cage. Sometimes hand pairing is needed.
Cocoons can lay a very long time without hatching, even without
keeping them moistened, and produce perfect specimens. For
simultaneous hatching it is best to keep them warm and humid.