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    Total species seen in this parish: 2729


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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
    Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major16/11/2019Graham Calow
    Brown Apple MidgetPhyllonorycter blancardella13/11/2019Graham Calow
    10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata13/11/2019Graham Calow
    Cerodontha iridis13/11/2019Graham Calow
    Daisy Bent-wingBucculatrix nigricomella11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Aulagromyza heringii11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Little CosmetMompha raschkiella11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Heterarthrus vagans11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Pucciniastrum epilobii11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Phytomyza plantaginis11/11/2019Graham Calow
    GorseUlex europaeus11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Grey-alder MidgetPhyllonorycter strigulatella11/11/2019Graham Calow
    Juniper ShieldbugCyphostethus tristriatus05/11/2019Graham Calow
    Agromyza anthracina31/10/2019Graham Calow
    Canary-grassPhalaris canariensis31/10/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo30/08/2014
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris06/04/2011
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria05/07/2007
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus03/04/2012
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/03/2016
    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 armatorius27/06/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWall Mason WaspAncistrocerus parietum04/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena bicolor26/08/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena dorsata29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva20/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena minutula17/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea20/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida20/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica16/05/2014
    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 kollari14/09/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis07/08/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes16/04/2013

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges160347
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78268
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges69168
    Mosses & Liverworts2944
    Slugs & Snails2882
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2481
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions1933
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1433
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1150
    harvestmen (Opiliones)1172
    Springtails & Bristletails1052
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
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