Syntypes [South Africa: Western Cape] Cape of Good Hope; 1 [India:] "Coast of Coromandel" [Tamil Nadu/Andhra Pradesh] [coll. C. Stoll]. The specimen from "Coromandel" is a misidentified Hippotion echeclus and should not be selected as lectotype. Eitschberger, 2006, Neue ent. Nachr. 59: 371, “designated” the type locality as the Cape of Good Hope but in the absence of the designation of a lectotype, his action is immaterial.
Transferred to Hippotion by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 748 (key), 754.
Boisduval, 1847, in: Delegorgue, Voyage Afrique australe 2: 595, incorrectly attributed authorship of Choerocampa eson to himself.