BLAIR’S SHOULDER-KNOT A suite of moths emerge as adults only in late autumn. These include some with apposite monikers, such as autumn and November moths. But the month’s lepidopteran star is a species unknown in Britain just 60 years ago. Blair’s Shoulder-knot is an elongated, silvery creature that typically lies catlike, its forelegs stretched out. Now common throughout England, it favours gardens containing cypress trees, the flowers of which are much enjoyed by the moth’s larvae.