Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

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.

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