Assessor: Dave Edge
This species was originally described in 1979 by S.F. Henning, but synonymised with C. thysbe bamptoni (Dickson) by Heath (2001). Although it was reinstated by Heath in 2011, it was not included in Mecenero et al. 2013.
Henning, S.F. 1979. Description of two new species of Poecilmitis (Butler) from Namaqualand, South Africa. Journal of the Entomological Society of southern Africa 42: 153.
Heath, A. 2001. New synonymies and taxonomic notes on the genus Chrysoritis Butler (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Metamorphosis 12(3): 85–98.
Heath, A. 2011. Taxonomic issues between Chrysoritis lyndseyae (S.F. Henning) stat. rev. and C. thysbe bamptoni (Dickson) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Aphnaeini). Metamorphosis 22(3): 97-101.
It has been assessed during the current National Biodiversity Assessment and has been categorised as "Least Concern-Extremely Rare". It is a highly restricted range endemic from Namaqualand.