Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. Help To Record

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Twenty-plume Moth - Alucita hexadactyla

Barbara Cooper
Long Clawson - 15 April 2015

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A checklist of all the species of dragonflies and damselflies in Leicestershire and Rutland has just been published. This excellent document includes species distribution maps and notes of where best to see them locally. See Dragonfly Resources.

Around 2,000 beetles species have been found in Leicestershire and Rutland, around half of the UK list. This impressive document lists all of these with details of the number of records and when last seen. Checklist of the beetles of VC55

The latest publication from the Leicestershire Entomological Society describes the most notable beetles found in Leicestershire and Rutland, written by Graham Finch, the County Recorder. Visit the LES page to view/download the report.

The latest LES newsletter is now available. Read about recent insect discoveries in Leicestershire plus how to find the European Chinchbug (see image) in winter. Read or download from the LES page.

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Danish Scurvygrass - Cochlearia danica

Danish Scurvygrass
Cochlearia danica

white crucifer at the edge of salted roads

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