Ullesthorpe

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To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places page. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

Ullesthorpe lies in the south of Leicestershire, near to the border. It has a long history with both prehistoric and Roman archaeological finds from the area. The name Ullesthorpe was given by the Danes.

Parish Update

Ullesthorpe has joined the Leicestershire verge biodiversity project and has taken on the management of two verges at the eastern and western ends of the village. To find out more, see the Wild Place page links above.

Bringing Nature Back

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust have published their strategy 2030 "Bringing Nature Back". The Strategy includes three strategic goals. More... 

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Verges for wildlife

Parish Councils are being invited by Leicestershire County Council to take over the management of selected road verges in their area in order to improve their value for wildlife. So far, over 50 verges have been adopted and all have been, or will be, surveyed by NatureSpot to find out which species are already growing there. Surveys in 2020 revealed a surprising diversity of flora with an average of over 30 species on each verge. Encourage your parish council to take part! More information about the project can be found here.

Welcome to Ullesthorpe

Welcome to the Ullesthorpe NatureSpot page which gives local residents the opportunity to find out about, and contribute to, our knowledge of the wildlife in the parish. Just click on the headers of these stories to read more.

Recording wildlife in Ullesthorpe

We need more wildlife observations from around Ullesthorpe. So, if you've seen a species you recognise, from a Blue tit to a Bluebell, click on the header to find out what to do.

Green Hairstreak

Green Hairstreak

The Green Hairstreak is an uncommon butterfly in Leicestershire but this one was found in Ullesthorpe. It is the only green butterfly in Britain and the only one to overwinter as a chrysalis. The caterpillars feed on Gorse, Dogwood, Broom and a few other plants.

 

The images and records below are all from the parish and have been submitted by the community.

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Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera07/05/2017
BeetlesAgabus bipustulatus31/08/2012
BeetlesGolden-bloomed Grey LonghornAgapanthia villosoviridescens18/06/2019
BeetlesCantharis decipiens10/06/2017
Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/06/2021
BeetlesGrammoptera ruficornis10/06/2017
BeetlesPollen BeetleMeligethes aeneus31/08/2012
BeetlesSwollen-thighed BeetleOedemera nobilis23/06/2019
BeetlesOxytelus laqueatus14/05/2013
BeetlesCardinal BeetlePyrochroa serraticornis10/06/2017
BeetlesStenocorus meridianus10/06/2017
BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus09/12/2012
BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus21/05/2013
BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis27/05/2013
BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa28/04/2020
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos09/06/2020
BirdsCanada GooseBranta canadensis28/04/2022
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo07/05/2017
BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret09/12/2012
BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina26/04/2015
BirdsGoldfinchCarduelis carduelis30/04/2013
BirdsGreenfinchCarduelis chloris09/12/2012
BirdsJackdawColoeus monedula10/11/2020
BirdsWood PigeonColumba palumbus06/05/2012
BirdsWhitethroatCorruca communis06/05/2012
BirdsCarrion CrowCorvus corone07/05/2017
BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus21/05/2013
BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus06/05/2012
BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major30/04/2013
BirdsYellowhammerEmberiza citrinella30/04/2013
BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus30/04/2013
BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula21/05/2013
BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus06/05/2012
BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs09/12/2012
BirdsMoorhenGallinula chloropus30/04/2013
BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius29/03/2020
BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica26/04/2015
BirdsGreat TitParus major03/04/2012
BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus14/06/2021
BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus06/05/2012
BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita26/04/2015
BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus21/05/2013
BirdsMagpiePica pica30/04/2013
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis29/07/2020
BirdsDunnockPrunella modularis06/05/2012
BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula27/05/2013
BirdsCollared DoveStreptopelia decaocto27/01/2020
BirdsTawny OwlStrix aluco13/08/2011
BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla26/04/2015
BirdsLesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca30/04/2013
BirdsWrenTroglodytes troglodytes03/04/2012
BirdsRedwingTurdus iliacus07/01/2021
BirdsBlackbirdTurdus merula27/05/2013
BirdsSong ThrushTurdus philomelos21/05/2013
BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris09/12/2012
BirdsLapwingVanellus vanellus03/04/2012
BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale07/05/2017
BugsDock BugCoreus marginatus18/06/2014
BugsWoundwort ShieldbugEysarcoris venustissimus19/05/2011
BugsGrypocoris stysi10/06/2017
BugsTree Damsel BugHimacerus apterus10/06/2017
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io27/05/2013
ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae30/04/2013
ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines15/06/2015
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus18/06/2014
ButterfliesGreen HairstreakCallophrys rubi07/05/2017
ButterfliesSmall HeathCoenonympha pamphilus18/06/2014
ButterfliesClouded YellowColias croceus18/06/2014
ButterfliesPurple HairstreakFavonius quercus18/07/2021
ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni15/06/2015
ButterfliesMeadow BrownManiola jurtina10/06/2017
ButterfliesMarbled WhiteMelanargia galathea11/07/2021
ButterfliesLarge SkipperOchlodes sylvanus18/06/2014
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria27/04/2015
ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi27/05/2013
ButterfliesSmall WhitePieris rapae27/05/2013
ButterfliesCommon Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus18/06/2014
ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta18/06/2014
ButterfliesPainted LadyVanessa cardui18/06/2014
Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula lunata10/06/2017
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBeautiful DemoiselleCalopteryx virgo13/06/2021
Dragonflies and DamselfliesSmall Red-eyed DamselflyErythromma viridulum15/07/2018
FliesYellow Dung FlyScathophaga stercoraria14/06/2021
FungiChicken of the WoodsLaetiporus sulphureus27/05/2013
FungiBirch PolyporePiptoporus betulinus14/11/2020
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBlack-grassAlopecurus myosuroides07/06/2013
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis14/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesFalse Oat-grassArrhenatherum elatius14/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus14/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPendulous SedgeCarex pendula15/06/2015
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata21/05/2013
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus14/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSix-rowed BarleyHordeum vulgare08/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne14/06/2021
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesSmooth Meadow-grassPoa pratensis14/06/2021
HoverfliesCheilosia illustrata10/06/2017
HoverfliesChrysogaster solstitialis10/06/2017
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus23/06/2019
HoverfliesTapered Drone FlyEristalis pertinax10/06/2017
HoverfliesEupeodes luniger23/06/2019
HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus10/06/2017
HoverfliesLeucozona lucorum10/06/2017
HoverfliesMyathropa florea10/06/2017
HoverfliesRhingia rostrata10/06/2017
HoverfliesPied HoverflyScaeva pyrastri14/08/2018
HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens10/06/2017
MammalsWater VoleArvicola amphibius13/06/2021
MammalsHedgehogErinaceus europaeus14/06/2021
MammalsBrown HareLepus europaeus22/11/2017
MammalsMuntjacMuntiacus reevesi27/04/2020
MammalsRabbitOryctolagus cuniculus06/05/2012
MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis07/02/2020
MammalsRed FoxVulpes vulpes08/03/2020
MothsDeath's-head Hawk-mothAcherontia atropos30/08/2019
MothsSmall Barred Long-hornAdela croesella10/06/2017
MothsGreen Long-hornAdela reaumurella07/05/2017
MothsCommon RollerAncylis badiana21/05/2013
MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana14/05/2013
MothsTimothy TortrixAphelia paleana27/05/2013
MothsRed-necked FootmanAtolmis rubricollis10/06/2017
MothsSilver YAutographa gamma15/06/2015
MothsScarlet TigerCallimorpha dominula05/07/2021
MothsLatticed HeathChiasmia clathrata18/06/2014
MothsMother ShiptonEuclidia mi27/05/2013
MothsYellow-barred Long-hornNemophora degeerella10/06/2017
MothsOrange-spot PiercerPammene aurana10/06/2017
MothsYellow-spot TwistPseudargyrotoza conwagana10/06/2017
MothsSmall Purple & GoldPyrausta aurata23/06/2019
MothsShaded Broad-barScotopteryx chenopodiata24/07/2021
MothsBuff ErmineSpilosoma lutea13/09/2021
MothsSilver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata15/06/2015
MothsRed Twin-spot CarpetXanthorhoe spadicearia21/05/2013
SawfliesTurnip SawflyAthalia rosae14/08/2018
SawfliesTenthredo mesomela10/06/2017
Slugs & SnailsKentish Garden SnailMonacha cantiana14/06/2021
SpidersCommon Wolf SpiderPardosa pullata14/05/2013
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBroomCytisus scoparius07/06/2013
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAshFraxinus excelsior14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersIvyHedera helix14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHybrid OakQuercus petraea x robur = Q. x rosacea12/11/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElderSambucus nigra14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersElm agg.Ulmus14/06/2021
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWayfaring-treeViburnum lantana07/05/2017
WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria27/05/2013
WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris14/06/2021
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis14/06/2021
WildflowersHairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta03/04/2012
WildflowersCommon KnapweedCentaurea nigra sensu lato (=nigra/debauxii)14/06/2021
WildflowersCommon Mouse-earCerastium fontanum14/06/2021
WildflowersCreeping ThistleCirsium arvense14/06/2021
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare14/06/2021
WildflowersField BindweedConvolvulus arvensis14/06/2021
WildflowersWild TeaselDipsacus fullonum31/08/2012
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum14/06/2021
WildflowersHairy TareErvilla hirsuta07/05/2017
WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna03/04/2012
WildflowersCleaversGalium aparine14/06/2021
WildflowersCut-leaved Crane's-billGeranium dissectum14/06/2021
WildflowersDruce's Crane's-billGeranium endressii x versicolor = G. x oxonianum15/06/2015
WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea14/06/2021
WildflowersHogweedHeracleum sphondylium14/06/2021
WildflowersHopHumulus lupulus15/06/2015
WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta06/05/2012
WildflowersHybrid BluebellHyacinthoides x massartiana07/05/2017
WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus14/06/2021
WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris14/06/2021
WildflowersWhite Dead-nettleLamium album07/05/2017
WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis10/06/2017
WildflowersOxeye DaisyLeucanthemum vulgare27/05/2013
WildflowersBlack MedickMedicago lupulina27/05/2013
WildflowersWhite MelilotMelilotus albus31/08/2012
WildflowersSainfoinOnobrychis viciifolia19/05/2011
WildflowersWild MarjoramOriganum vulgare31/08/2012
WildflowersGreen AlkanetPentaglottis sempervirens27/05/2013
WildflowersRedshankPersicaria maculosa10/06/2017
WildflowersPhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia18/06/2019
WildflowersRibwort PlantainPlantago lanceolata14/06/2021
WildflowersGreater PlantainPlantago major14/06/2021
WildflowersKnotgrassPolygonum aviculare14/06/2021
WildflowersSilverweedPotentilla anserina14/06/2021
WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans14/06/2021
WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris03/04/2012
WildflowersPrimrosePrimula vulgaris06/05/2012
WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris14/06/2021
WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens14/06/2021
WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/06/2021
WildflowersWood DockRumex sanguineus14/06/2021
WildflowersCommon GroundselSenecio vulgaris14/06/2021
WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica21/05/2013
WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara14/06/2021
WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica14/06/2021
WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.14/06/2021
WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis10/06/2017
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens14/06/2021
WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum10/06/2017
WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica14/06/2021
WildflowersThyme-leaved SpeedwellVeronica serpyllifolia21/05/2013
WildflowersCommon VetchVicia sativa14/06/2021
WildflowersBush VetchVicia sepium26/04/2009

Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
Total202409
Wildflowers5684
Birds45170
Moths1923
Butterflies1849
Hoverflies1113
Grasses, Rushes & Sedges1015
Beetles1011
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers1015
Mammals711
Bugs55
Dragonflies and Damselflies23
Sawflies22
Fungi22
Slugs & Snails11
Flies11
Bees, Wasps, Ants12
Spiders11
Craneflies, Gnats & Midges11