In its natural
setting this species
feeds on Dysoxylum muelleri, (Red Bean); Glochidion ferdinandi, (Cheese tree);
novoguinensis, (Bleeding heart); Omalanthus nutans, (Native bleeding heart);
Timonius rumphii, and
Gravid females lay 80-100 eggs singly or in small groups.
Growth is rapid and early instar larvae are predominantly white and look
very much like Attacus atlas larvae.
Late instar larvae get
quite large (10 cm),
like to sip on water droplets, and take on a greenish-blue colouration.
Photo by Mike Cermak