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Total species seen in this parish: 2720
Sapcote Parish Council
A rare migrant moth - the Dark Crimson Underwing was recorded for the first time in Leicestershire and Rutland when it turned up in a garden trap at Morely Road in Sapcote on 26th August 2019. It is quite a large and noticeable species, although there are others that look quite similar. It was checked out by the County Recorder for moths and accepted as a first record for our area.
Another rare moth has been recorded at the light trap run in Harecroft Crescent, Sapcote. The Waved Black (Parascotia fuliginaria), which is classed as nationally scarce, was taken on 24th July 2014 and is only the fifth record of this species in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Sapcote Parish runs from Freeholt Wood near the M69 Island to the Old Fosse Road. The River Soar is only a stream as it passes through our Parish. The Parish also has a couple of water filled granite quarries typical of this part of Leicestershire.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Scarce Maple Pigmy||Stigmella aceris||09/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Midland Hawthorn||Crataegus laevigata||09/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Jay||Garrulus glandarius||05/10/2019||Craig Mabbett|
|Black Nightshade||Solanum nigrum||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Borage||Borago officinalis||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Cockspur||Echinochloa crus-galli||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Garden Radish||Raphanus sativus||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Phacelia||Phacelia tanacetifolia||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Fennel||Foeniculum vulgare||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Pot Marigold||Calendula officinalis||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Ragweed||Ambrosia artemisiifolia||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Thorn-apple||Datura stramonium||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Yellow Bristle-grass||Setaria pumila||03/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Yellow-legged Centurion||Sargus flavipes||20/09/2019||Graham Calow|
|Juniper Shieldbug||Cyphostethus tristriatus||15/09/2019||Graham Calow|
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||157||340|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||80||202|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||78||267|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||68||167|
|Mosses & Liverworts||29||44|
|Slugs & Snails||28||82|
|Lacewings & Scorpionflies||24||81|
|Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions||19||32|
|Centipedes & Millipedes||15||60|
|Ferns & Horsetails||14||33|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||11||50|
|Springtails & Bristletails||10||52|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||8||33|