Type genus: Hemaris Dalman, 1816, K. svenska VetenskAkad. Handl. 1816 (2): 207.
Hemarini was treated by Kitching & Cadiou (2000) and Kawahara et al. (2009) as subtribe Hemarina of tribe Dilophonotini, even though it was placed as the sister group of Dilophonotini + Macroglossini on the latter's cladogram (Kawahara et al., 2009: Figure 3) and so rendered Dilophonotini paraphyletic. Consequently, Zolotuhin & Ryabov (2012) raised it to tribal status. Recent (unpublished) studies have suggested that Hemarini may be better placed as the sister of tribe Macroglossini.