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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
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo09/04/2020
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris18/04/2011
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria07/03/2008
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus03/04/2012
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/03/2016
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus petersi14/05/2010
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus16/05/2013
    Barklice & BookliceMetylophorus nebulosus27/07/2014
    Barklice & BooklicePhilotarsus picicornis02/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAleiodes praetor24/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAleiodes similis21/04/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAlomya debellator14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius03/01/2020
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWall Mason WaspAncistrocerus parietum04/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena bicolor18/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena dorsata29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva21/04/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa25/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena minutula17/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea04/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida20/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica30/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena subopaca03/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries01/07/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator06/06/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae07/09/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/05/2006
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis14/08/2006

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Woodlice, Crustaceans727
    Barklice & Booklice518
    Slime Moulds24
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