Synonyms: Clemens 1860
Trochilium acerni, Aegeria acerni, Trichilium acericolum, Pyrrhotaenia, Sesia acerni, Sesia tepperi, Conopia acerni, Sylvora acerni buscki.
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1860 by Clemens, pp. 14 to 15.
Sixth Annual Report of Noxious and Beneficial Insects of Missouri, 1874 by Riley, pp. 107 to 110.
The American Naturalist, 1874, Vol. 8 by Germadius, pp. 57 to 58.
Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 1878, Vol. 1 #1 by Pilate, pg. 20.
Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 1881, Vol. 12 by Bell, pg. 11.
Papilio, 1881, Vol. 1 by Edwards, pg. 203.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1881, Vol. 13 by Kellicott, pg. 7.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1883, Vol. 15, #10 by Saunders, pg. 187.
Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 1883, Vol. 14 by Saunders, pg. 12: repeat of above.
Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 1886, Vol. 17 by Harrington, pp. 24 to 25.
Insect Life, 1888-89, Vol. 1 by Kellicott, pg. 251.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1892, Vol. 24 by Kellicott, pg. 46 and pg. 211.
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1896, Vol. 8 #7 by Beutenmuller, pp. 137 to 138.
Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, 1901, Vol. 1 #6 by Beutenmuller, pp. 294 to 295.
Entomological News, 1904, Vol. 15 by Engel, pg. 71.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68 by Forbes, pp. 368 to 371.
United States National Museum, 1946, Bulletin #190: N. A. Clear-wing Moths by Engelhardt, pp. 77 to 80.
The Moths of America North of Mexico, 1988, Fascicle 5.1: Sesioidea by Eichlin & Duckworth, pp. 81 to 82.
Holotype as Trochilium acerni by Clemens, 1860. Type Locality: Unknown – probably Pennsylvania. Listed by Walker 1864, Pt. 31 to 32 in the British Museum of Natural History, London, England. Type reported lost.
Holotype as Trochilium acericolum by Germadius, 1874. Type Locality: Illinois. Type lost.
Holotype as Pyrrhotaenia tepperi female (labeled as a male per Beutenmuller 1896) by Edwards, 1881. Type Locality: Georgia. In the Michigan State University, Tepper Collection. Poor condition. Antenna of a male glued to front of face. Legs missing, wings torn.
Holotype as Sylvora acerni race buscki by Engelhardt, 1946. Type Locality: Florida. In the United States National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. Genitalia drawings.