Proposed as a subspecies of Callionima parce. Implicitly synonymized with the nominotypical subspecies by Soares, 1993, Revta bras. Ent. 37: 36. Treated as a species by Bridges, 1993, Cat. Fam. Gen. Spec. Sphingidae of the World: VIII.4. Resynonymized with Callionima parce as a subspecies by Carcasson & Heppner, 1996, Atlas Neotrop. Lepid. 4B: 55. Resynonymized with the nominotypical subspecies by Kitching & Cadiou, 2000, Hawkmoths of the world: 40. Raised to species status by Eitschberger, 2001, Neue ent. Nachr. 51: 162.