This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Macy, Indiana Frankfort, Kentucky Frederick, Maryland Milford Mill, Maryland Wiggins, Mississippi Bennington, Nebraska Bucyrus, Ohio Grandview Heights, Ohio Lincoln Village, Ohio Arlington Heights, Pennsylvania Millersburg, Pennsylvania La Vergne, Tennessee Fredericksburg, Virginia Seattle, Washington
On Oct 24, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
Also called by the name Cecropia moth I got a larvae of it at the Minnesota State fair this year (2008) - they only have a very brief description about it - food - elm. Luckly I found out that it also eats birch and gave it some - it are hungry, and I had to clean out the sticks and dropping it left behind. Then it weaves a cocoon and then so far nothing else had happened.
On Feb 14, 2014, Longhairguy from St Augustine, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is a beautiful and fun species to rear, as the larvae get quite large, and they go from egg to cocoon in about 8 weeks, overwinter as cocoons, and hatch in May/June of the following year. These are great for beginners in this fascinating and rewarding hobby!
I created the following Website for those who are curious about raising these, and other large moth species.