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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.4 April 1992

ls Dr Blair’s Shoulder-knot here to stay?

By - John F Burton

One hot and sunny Sunday in early June 1988, an unusual event in itself in that most perverse of English summers, I was having tea in my garden in Clevedon, near Britsol, when I noticed, at my eye-level, a colourful moth caterpillar feeding on a spray of the adjacent Leyland Cypress, Cupressocyparia leylandii, hedge. Although it was the first of its species I had ever found, it was vaguely familiar, and hurrying indoors I quickly identified it from my reference books as Blair's Shoulder-knot, Lithophane leautieri (Butron 1991).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist