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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 link on the main menu and enter the parish name into the parish selection box to see species lists and images. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.


    We are currently at peak cranefly. These useful resources will help you identify them. More...

    Total species seen in this parish: 2787

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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
    Orange FootmanEilema sororcula27/05/2020n0rm@ndy
    Alder MothAcronicta alni25/05/2020Graham Calow
    Freyer's PugEupithecia intricata25/05/2020Graham Calow
    Large Yellow UnderwingNoctua pronuba25/05/2020Graham Calow
    Thistle ErmineMyelois circumvoluta25/05/2020Graham Calow
    Crested Dog's-tailCynosurus cristatus24/05/2020Graham Calow
    Hairy TareErvilla hirsuta24/05/2020Graham Calow
    Perennial Rye-grassLolium perenne24/05/2020Graham Calow
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus24/05/2020Graham Calow
    Dark ArchesApamea monoglypha24/05/2020Graham Calow
    Garden PebbleEvergestis forficalis22/05/2020Graham Calow
    Melanotus castanipes21/05/2020Graham Calow
    Clouded BorderLomaspilis marginata20/05/2020Graham Calow
    Dark GroundlingBryotropha affinis20/05/2020Graham Calow
    Clouded-bordered BrindleApamea crenata20/05/2020Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    MothsThe MagpieAbraxas grossulariata28/04/2014
    MothsClouded MagpieAbraxas sylvata18/07/2017
    MothsThe SpectacleAbrostola tripartita11/05/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis30/06/2012
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale09/04/2015
    MothsYellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata03/08/2013
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus31/05/2013
    MothsWater VeneerAcentria ephemerella07/07/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre15/05/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides09/05/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus03/08/2007
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver MapleAcer saccharinum15/09/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris22/05/2009
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola23/09/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria eriobia26/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora12/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela29/06/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha18/06/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani14/05/2014
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tenella14/05/2019
    BugsAcericerus vittifrons22/02/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium10/09/2014
    MothsYellow HornedAchlya flavicornis15/03/2011
    MothsLesser Wax MothAchroia grisella26/06/2015
    FliesAcidia cognata16/10/2017
    MothsGinger ButtonAcleris aspersana31/07/2017
    MothsTufted ButtonAcleris cristana03/10/2013
    MothsNotch Wing TortixAcleris emargana16/09/2018
    MothsRusty Oak ButtonAcleris ferrugana23/10/2011

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers82318
    Bees, Wasps, Ants81204
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges70191
    Craneflies, Gnats & Midges53136
    Slugs & Snails2986
    Mosses & Liverworts2945
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2483
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions1933
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1439
    harvestmen (Opiliones)1172
    Springtails & Bristletails1158
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1151
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
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