Transferred to Celerio by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool.9 (suppl.): 714 (key), 725; then to Hyles by d'Abrera, , Sphingidae Mundi: 183. Erroneously listed as a synonym of Hyles euphorbiae by de Freina & Witt, 1987, Bombyces und Sphinges der Westpalaearktis1: 426. Reinstated as a species by Bridges, 1993, Cat. Fam. Gen. Spec. Sphingidae of the World: VIII.11.