LECTOTYPE ♂ Philippines, bred (Lorquin) [CMNH]; designated by Vaglia, Haxaire, Kitching & Liyous, 2010, European Ent. 3: 42.
Transferred to Theretra by Kirby, 1892, Synonymic Cat. Lepid. Heterocera 1: 656. Erroneously synonymized with Chaerocampa lucasi [sic] by Hampson, , Fauna Brit. India 1: 91. Reinstated as a species by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 765 (key), 766. Erroneously transferred to Hippotion by Bridges, 1993, Cat. Fam. Gen. Spec. Sphingidae of the World: VIII.10. Implicitly transferred back to Theretra by Hogenes & Treadaway, 1998, Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo Suppl. 17: 99.