Sapcote

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    DaNES Insect Show 2019

    Saturday 9th November 2019 Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society (DaNES) Annual Insect Show. More...

    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.

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    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
    MothsThe MagpieAbraxas grossulariata22/05/2013
    MothsClouded MagpieAbraxas sylvata18/07/2017
    MothsThe SpectacleAbrostola tripartita25/05/2010
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis30/06/2012
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale31/05/2019
    MothsYellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata24/04/2015
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus31/05/2013
    MothsWater VeneerAcentria ephemerella18/07/2010
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre15/04/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides09/05/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus20/04/2009
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver MapleAcer saccharinum15/09/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris23/09/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola23/09/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria eriobia26/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora12/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela21/07/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha18/06/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani21/07/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tenella14/05/2019
    BugsAcericerus vittifrons22/02/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium31/07/2006
    MothsYellow HornedAchlya flavicornis15/03/2011
    MothsLesser Wax MothAchroia grisella26/06/2015
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAcidia cognata16/10/2017
    MothsGinger ButtonAcleris aspersana31/07/2017
    MothsTufted ButtonAcleris cristana15/09/2014
    MothsNotch Wing TortixAcleris emargana16/09/2018
    MothsRusty Oak ButtonAcleris ferrugana23/10/2011

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Total27209909
    Moths7863800
    Wildflowers3351097
    Beetles3331095
    Flies, Gnats and Midges157340
    Bugs153506
    Fungi96146
    Spiders84290
    Caddisflies82440
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78267
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges68167
    Birds66332
    Hoverflies66174
    Sawflies62116
    Mosses & Liverworts2944
    Slugs & Snails2882
    Craneflies2677
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2481
    Butterflies20136
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions1932
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1433
    Lichens1324
    Mammals1238
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1150
    harvestmen (Opiliones)1172
    Springtails & Bristletails1052
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
    Mayflies825
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