Been a while since I was here last... Anyway I was walking out of my back door tonight after locking up and a faint light on the ground caught my eye. Using my phone as a flash light I found it was a caterpillar which had / has glowing spots along its length. That is about the extent of the characteristics I have of it. As I was saying I was using a phone as a light source so colour was messed up. It looked like a smooth body but again low light so who really knows. When coiled it was a little smaller in diameter than a US quarter. Any idea what type of insect this could be? I live in northern central Illinois about 20 miles south of the WI state line. At this point most trees are leafed out but the Jane Magnolias have not bloomed. Most hosta are about half grown in. Dandelions bloomed almost 2 weeks ago. Have not had rain for about a week now.