Yep, they do look nice. I really enjoyed breeding this species. Not in the least because they are very easy. Actually, if they would be available more easily, they would be suitable for people who are just starting this hobby. Both moths and caterpillars are very attractive. Unfortunately, you will not be able to obtain them very often. It might even take a couple of decades before I have them back. This is a medium sized Automeris species. The males have a wingspan between seven and eight and a half centimeter. The females are slightly larger, with a wingspan up to nine and a half centimeter. Lauta occurs in southern Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. In the wild they are recorded in April and from June to August, indicating at least two flights. In captivity they seem to brood continuously, as long as they are kept warm enough.
|Automeris lauta male - Origin: Guatemala|
|Automeris lauta female - Origin: Guatemala|