SYNTYPES 2♂ [China:] Shanghai (ex coll. Ent. Soc.) [NHMUK]. A male has been labelled as manuscript lectotype in NHMUK (M.R. Honey pers. comm.). A neotype was incorrectly and unnecessarily designated by Eitschberger, 2001, Neue ent. Nachr. (Suppl. 1): 4.
Synonymized with Pseudosphinx discistriga (Walker, 1856) by Hampson, 1893, Fauna Brit. India 1: 105. Reinstated as a species by Bartel, 1899, in Rühl & Bartel, 1899-1902, Die palaearktischen Grossschmett. Naturgesch. 2: 37 (key), 51. Synonymized with Psilogramma menephron as a subspecies by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 45. Reinstated as a species by Mell, 1922, Beitr. Fauna Sinica 2 (Biol. Syst. sudchin. Sphingiden): 38.