Impatiens Hornworm from Japan

Subject: Caterpillar ID
Location: Yokosuka City, Japan
August 15, 2016 10:12 pm
I live in Japan and found this caterpillar on our blackberries. I think it is a caterpillar for a Shingidae moth. Can you tell be the scientific name of the moth it will be?
Signature: Dale in Japan

Impatiens Hornworm
Impatiens Hornworm

Dear Dale,
Though we have images of an Impatiens Hornworm,
Theretra oldenlandiae, from Japan in our archive, its coloration is different from your individual.  We were able to verify its identity on Butterfly House

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