SYNTYPES 1♂ [Indonesia:] Java [Jawa] (Horsfield); 1♂1♀ [India: Karnataka,] Canara (Ward) [NHMUK]. The syntype series data are taken from Butler, 1876, Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 556.
Transferred to Hippotion by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 749 (key), 755.
A Horsfield (1826) manuscript name first published in synonymy with Chaerocampa thyelia sensu Cramer. Butler, 1876, Trans. zool. Soc. Lond. 9: 556, first treated Chaerocampa rafflesii as a valid species and thereby made the name available under Article 11.6.1 of the Code.