Syntypes ♂♀ "several specimens of each" [India:] N. Kanara [BMNH].
Proposed as a subspecies of Oxyambulyx substrigilis. Raised to species status by Melichar et al., 2018, A field guide to hawkmoths of the state of Karnataka, India: 27.
In raising Ambulyx aglaia to species status, Melichar et al. (2018) (STI 21973) merely stated, “here considered a valid species”.