First described in 1888 or 1889 by Léon Abel Provancher
as Eucerceris insignis
. Karl Wilhelm Dalla Torre
moved the species to Cerceris, which already had a species named insignis
. Dalla Torre proposed the name Cerceris provancheri
as a replacement, which- according to the rules at that time- was permanent. Even though it was moved back to Eucerceris
is still the correct name: the rules were later changed, but not for names already in existence.