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    Total species seen in this parish: 2716

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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.

    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

    Special finds from Sapcote

    Recording of the flora and fauna in Sapcote Parish started early in 2006 with a flora survey of the parish.  This was soon extended to include fauna of every type and by July 2018 a total of 2601 species had been recorded and photographed in the parish. These included several important records of species that had never been recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland before. One of these was the nationally rare Daisy Earthstar which was found under fir trees opposite the Bassett Lane School. 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
    Juniper ShieldbugCyphostethus tristriatus15/09/2019Graham Calow
    Lamb's-earStachys byzantina12/09/2019Graham Calow
    Hawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale12/09/2019Graham Calow
    Dark Crimson UnderwingCatocala sponsa26/08/2019n0rm@ndy
    Olive-tree PearlPalpita vitrealis25/08/2019Graham Calow
    Azalea Leaf MinerCaloptilia azaleella25/08/2019Graham Calow
    Pale EggarTrichiura crataegi23/08/2019Graham Calow
    Birch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus22/08/2019Graham Calow
    Forest BugPentatoma rufipes22/08/2019Graham Calow
    Ledra aurita22/08/2019Graham Calow
    Oak Bush-cricketMeconema thalassinum22/08/2019Graham Calow
    Deleaster dichrous22/08/2019Graham Calow
    Tawny-barred AngleMacaria liturata22/08/2019Graham Calow
    SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus18/08/2019Graham Calow
    Oak Bush-cricketMeconema thalassinum06/08/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata20/05/2013
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata08/04/2014
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata26/04/2012
    Beetles18-spot LadybirdMyrrha octodecimguttata26/07/2018
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata18/06/2009
    Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata12/04/2014
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata14/02/2013
    MothsAcorn PiercerPammene fasciana04/08/2011
    BeetlesAcorn WeevilCurculio glandium24/07/2018
    BeetlesAdonis' LadybirdHippodamia variegata26/08/2014
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria22/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa27/08/2007
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesAlder FlySialis lutaria23/05/2009
    SawfliesAlder SawflyEriocampa ovata04/06/2010
    MothsAlder SignalStathmopoda pedella20/07/2016
    BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni18/07/2017
    WildflowersAlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum26/04/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlmond WillowSalix triandra11/06/2008
    WildflowersAlsike CloverTrifolium hybridum29/08/2017
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris24/09/2009
    WildflowersAmerican WillowherbEpilobium ciliatum30/05/2013
    WildflowersAmerican Winter-cressBarbarea verna25/04/2007
    WildflowersAmphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia31/07/2006
    FungiAngel's BonnetMycena arcangeliana16/10/2006
    MothsAngelica Flat-bodyAgonopterix angelicella19/07/2016
    MothsAngle-striped SallowEnargia paleacea10/08/2012
    MothsAngle ShadesPhlogophora meticulosa16/10/2015
    MayfliesAngler's CurseCaenis luctuosa26/05/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua26/08/2014
    Mosses & LiverwortsAnomalous Bristle-mossOrthotrichum anomalum22/02/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges156339
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78266
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges68165
    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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