Summer officially started on May 31st how do I know this?

I know this because people have started to leave comments on my Vapourer Moth Caterpillar on one of my photo blogs :)

Hairy Caterpillar

It all started a few years ago when someone left a comment on my photography blog putting the date and where they saw one, since then ever year I get loads of people commenting on the time and date as well as where they saw there first weird looking vapourer Moth Caterpillar.

One person put a simple comment ‘Found a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar on our rose bushes today 18th July 2008 in Winsford Cheshire. Hope this is of interest.
Regards Tony’ and now everyone who finds my site puts the date of when they saw one.

I think it’s awesome, I’ve had 55 comments on that one picture, their comments makes me smile ever year, funny thing is I haven’t seen a Vapourer Moth Caterpillar since I took this picture in my garden in Grimsby over 5 years ago :)

I love the different comments, some people love them because their a weird hairy caterpillar and they have never seen one before, others are over run by them and they have munched their way through there prized apple trees or fruit bushes :)

Vapourer Moth Caterpillars are one of the most attractive and impressive looking hairy caterpillars in the UK.