Type(s) [India:] Assam [Meghalaya], Khasia Hills [Khasi Hills] [BMNH].
There is a female in CMNH labelled "paratype" from "Khasia Hills, Assam, 3/6"; it has yet to be determined whether this specimen has type status.
Synonymized with Chaerocampa velata by Hampson, 1896, Fauna Brit. India 4: 453. Reinstated as a species and transferred to Rhagastis by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 792 (key), 798.