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    Total species seen in this parish: 2720

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    Welcome to Sapcote

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

    Dark Crimson Underwing

    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 recorded in Sapcote

    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.

    Rare wildflower in Sapcote village centre

    Crown Vetch has been recorded growing near to the centre of Sapcote. This plant is very uncommon in our area, and when the whole of the Leicestershire flora was last recorded in the 1970s it was not found at all! More

    Parish Update

    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Scarce Maple PigmyStigmella aceris09/10/2019Graham Calow
    Midland HawthornCrataegus laevigata09/10/2019Graham Calow
    JayGarrulus glandarius05/10/2019Craig Mabbett
    Black NightshadeSolanum nigrum03/10/2019Graham Calow
    BorageBorago officinalis03/10/2019Graham Calow
    CockspurEchinochloa crus-galli03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Garden RadishRaphanus sativus03/10/2019Graham Calow
    PhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia03/10/2019Graham Calow
    FennelFoeniculum vulgare03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Pot MarigoldCalendula officinalis03/10/2019Graham Calow
    RagweedAmbrosia artemisiifolia03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Thorn-appleDatura stramonium03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Yellow Bristle-grassSetaria pumila03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Yellow-legged CenturionSargus flavipes20/09/2019Graham Calow
    Juniper ShieldbugCyphostethus tristriatus15/09/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    WildflowersRed Dead-nettleLamium purpureum15/03/2006
    WildflowersHairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta20/03/2006
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata08/04/2006
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica12/04/2006
    WildflowersGarden Grape-hyacinth agg.Muscari armeniacum agg.16/04/2006
    WildflowersYellow CorydalisPseudofumaria lutea21/04/2006
    WildflowersWood AnemoneAnemone nemorosa26/04/2006
    WildflowersAlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum26/04/2006
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata01/05/2006
    WildflowersDove's-foot Crane's-billGeranium molle03/05/2006
    WildflowersField Forget-me-notMyosotis arvensis03/05/2006
    WildflowersSpring StarflowerTristagma uniflorum03/05/2006
    WildflowersBulbous ButtercupRanunculus bulbosus05/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRaspberryRubus idaeus06/05/2006
    WildflowersCrosswortCruciata laevipes08/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris10/05/2006
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris10/05/2006
    FungiSt George's MushroomCalocybe gambosa12/05/2006
    WildflowersRamsonsAllium ursinum12/05/2006
    FungiFairy InkcapCoprinellus disseminatus13/05/2006
    WildflowersLesser TrefoilTrifolium dubium15/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRed Horse-chestnutAesculus carnea17/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRowanSorbus aucuparia17/05/2006
    WildflowersGreater CelandineChelidonium majus17/05/2006
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta17/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon CornsaladValerianella locusta17/05/2006
    WildflowersPetty SpurgeEuphorbia peplus18/05/2006
    WildflowersSmall-flowered Crane's-billGeranium pusillum20/05/2006
    WildflowersWelsh PoppyPapaver cambricum20/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum24/05/2006

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges157340
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78267
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges68167
    Mosses & Liverworts2944
    Slugs & Snails2882
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2481
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions1932
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1433
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1150
    harvestmen (Opiliones)1172
    Springtails & Bristletails1052
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
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