LECTOTYPE ♂ [South Africa: Kwazulu-Natal,] Port Natal [Durban] (ex coll. Plant) [NHMUK]; designated by Kitching & Cadiou, 2000, Hawkmoths of the world: 93.
Transferred to Coelonia by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 24 (key), 25. Synonymized with Coelonia solani by Paulian & Viette, 1956, Mém. Inst. scient. Madag. Sér. E (Ent.) 6: 261. Reinstated as a species by d'Abrera, 1987, Sphingidae Mundi: 14.