LECTOTYPE ♂ «Costa Rica: Sitio, vi (W. Schaus)» [NHMUK]; implicitly designated by d'Abrera, , Sphingidae Mundi: 52.
Proposed as a subspecies of Amplypterus donysa. Raised to species status (although he questioned its validity as a species separate from Adhemarius donysa) and transferred to Adhemarius by d'Abrera, , Sphingidae Mundi: 52. Listed as a subspecies of Adhemarius donysa by Carcasson & Heppner, 1996, Atlas Neotrop. Lepid. 4B: 53. Reinstated as a species by Cadiou & Hodges, 1998, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 100: 202.