Polychrysia esmeralda. Treated as a distinct species that occurs in North America and eastern Asia and overlaps in range with Polychrysia moneta in south-central Asia (Lafontaine and Poole 1991).
- Lafontaine JD, Poole RW (1991) Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part) - Plusiinae. In: Hodges RW et al. (ed) The moths of America north of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Washington: The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. 177 pp.