Erroneously Synonymized with Ambulyx semifervens by Hampson, , Fauna Brit. India1: 78; then with Ambulyx substrigilis as a subspecies by Rothschild, 1894, Novit. zool.1: 87. Reinstated as a species and transferred to Oxyambulyx by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool.9 (suppl.): 195 (key), 198. Transferred to Ambulyx by Bridges, 1993, Cat. Fam. Gen. Spec. Sphingidae of the World: VIII.2. Erroneously listed under Oxyambulyx by Danner, Eitschberger & Surholt, 1998, Herbipoliana4(1): 68. Transferred back to Ambulyx by Kitching & Cadiou, 2000, Hawkmoths of the world: 37.