Rothschildia cincta is a predominantly Mexican species of Rothschildia moth. However, a part of its range extends across the border of Mexico into a small part of North America (Arizona), making it one the few Rothschildia recorded in the United States.
- Difficulty rating: 4/10 (Easy to breed)
- Host plants: Ligustrum, Salix, Syringa, Prunus, Quercus, Mimosa, Schinus, Sapium and many more
- Natural range: Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and other places in South America.
- Polyphagous: yes
- Generations: Bivoltine (Has two to three generations per year in the wild, overwinters as coocoon)
- Family: Saturniidae (silkmoths)
- Pupation: Cocoon (silk encasing)
- Prefered climate: Dry, hot and arid environments with mild to cold winters (Mexico, Arizona)
- Special notes: The caterpillars can have a very rare yellow colour form.