Reared at home by a friend of mine, he fed the caterpillars on Privet.
There are many varieties of the ‘Bullseye’ moth that are widespread in Central and Southern America the wingspan of this species is about 3 inches (8cm). The large eyespots are supposed to look like Owls eyes so that predators would not come too close, when the wings are closed however they are quite camouflaged.
The caterpillars of this species actually sting using the hairs that have a chemical in them similar to a Stinging Nettle but a more painful. Click on the link below to see a photo of the caterpillar: