Acosmeryx shervillii Boisduval, , in: Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Insectes (Spec. gén. Lépid. Hétérocères), 1: 217. Type locality: [India, West Bengal,] Darjeeling [Darling].
Synonym. Acosmeryx cinerea Butler, 1875.
Synonym. Acosmeryx miskini brooksi Clark, 1922.
Synonym. Acosmeryx socrates obliqua Dupont, 1941.
Note. Sometimes split into two almost indistinguishable species, namely Acosmeryx shervillii and Acosmeryx pseudonaga Butler, 1881. The latter was synonymized with Acosmeryx ancea [sic] by Hampson, , Fauna Brit. India 1: 82; then with Acosmeryx socrates by Rothschild & Jordan, 1903, Novit. zool. 9 (suppl.): 533. Synonymized with Acosmeryx shervillii as a form by Holloway, 1987, Moths of Borneo 3: 149. Erroneously treated as a synonym of Acosmeryx socrates by Bridges, 1993, Cat. Fam. Gen. Spec. Sphingidae of the World: VIII. 1. Reinstated as a species by Haruta, 1994, Tinea 14 (suppl. 1): 156. Resynonymized with Acosmeryx shervillii by Inoue et al., , Moths of Thailand 2: 68. Reinstated as a species by Hogenes & Treadaway, 1998, Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo Suppl. 17: 66.
China: iii-x (Hong Kong); 10.iii (Yunnan); 15.iv (Yunnan); v (Yunnan); vi-vii (Hainan); viii (Fujian; Yunnan); ix (Shaanxi).
Kendrick (2002) states that this common species is tri- or multivoltine in Hong Kong, occurring from early March until early October.
Larval hostplants. Dillenia, Vitis, Cayratia, Cissus and Leea (Inoue, Kennett & Kitching,  1997).
China: Shaanxi (Xunyang, 1380m); Yunnan (Changning County, Songzhishanding, 2800m; Mengla County, Mt. Leigongyan, 2000m; Baoshan, 1540m; Simao/Pu'er; Gaoligong Shan); Fujian (Guangze, 1200m); Hong Kong; Hainan (Wenchang; ??Youboi).
Extreme northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, Laos, southern China, Vietnam, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak), Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan), and the Philippines.
[Acosmeryx pseudonaga Butler, 1881, which may or may not be conspecific with this species, occurs from extreme northern India eastwards across Nepal, Bhutan, northern Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma, southern China (Yunnan, Hainan), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak) and Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan), to the Philippines.]