The fun thing about species like Actias maenas is that you never have to wait long before you can see the moths. The pupal stage is usually less then three weeks. In captivity they brood continuously. Even though it is possible to slow down the development a little by playing with the temperature and the humidity, doing so is not recommended. Better is to let them develop naturally. This is a fantastic species, especially the males. The wingspan is between twelve and fourteen centimeter. Actias maenas is widespread throughout the warmer parts of Asia; from India through Nepal and southern China to Laos and Vietnam. Southwards, they occur throughout Thailand and Malaysia, down to Indonesia. Several subspecies have been described.
|Actias maenas male - Origin: Laos|
|Actias maenas female - Origin: Laos|