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    Total species seen in this parish: 2730

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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
    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
    Juniper ShieldbugCyphostethus tristriatus05/11/2019Graham Calow
    Agromyza anthracina31/10/2019Graham Calow
    Canary-grassPhalaris canariensis31/10/2019Graham Calow
    Heterarthrus vagans31/10/2019Graham Calow
    Pantilius tunicatus31/10/2019Graham Calow
    Parent BugElasmucha grisea31/10/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata19/06/2013
    Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata23/06/2018
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata26/04/2012
    Beetles18-spot LadybirdMyrrha octodecimguttata26/07/2018
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata17/07/2009
    Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata13/07/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata27/10/2010
    MothsAcorn PiercerPammene fasciana04/08/2011
    BeetlesAcorn WeevilCurculio glandium06/05/2010
    BeetlesAdonis' LadybirdHippodamia variegata26/08/2014
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria22/06/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlderAlnus glutinosa06/03/2008
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesAlder FlySialis lutaria23/05/2009
    SawfliesAlder SawflyEriocampa ovata04/06/2010
    MothsAlder SignalStathmopoda pedella19/07/2017
    BugsAlder SpittlebugAphrophora alni23/08/2014
    WildflowersAlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum26/04/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAlmond WillowSalix triandra04/05/2008
    WildflowersAlsike CloverTrifolium hybridum29/08/2017
    Slugs & SnailsAmber SnailSuccinea putris24/09/2009
    WildflowersAmerican WillowherbEpilobium ciliatum07/06/2006
    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 meticulosa04/09/2013
    MayfliesAngler's CurseCaenis luctuosa26/05/2014
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesAnnual Meadow-grassPoa annua21/04/2009
    Mosses & LiverwortsAnomalous Bristle-mossOrthotrichum anomalum22/02/2018

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges160347
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78267
    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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