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    Total species seen in this parish: 2717


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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
    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
    Conopalpus testaceus29/07/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    WildflowersHairy Bitter-cressCardamine hirsuta20/03/2006
    Ferns & HorsetailsPolypody agg.Polypodium vulgare agg.28/03/2006
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos05/04/2006
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata08/04/2006
    WildflowersYellow CorydalisPseudofumaria lutea21/04/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa22/04/2006
    WildflowersSlender SpeedwellVeronica filiformis24/04/2006
    FungiWolf's MilkLycogala terrestre26/04/2006
    WildflowersWood AnemoneAnemone nemorosa26/04/2006
    WildflowersAlexandersSmyrnium olusatrum26/04/2006
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines28/04/2006
    Ferns & HorsetailsWater HorsetailEquisetum fluviatile01/05/2006
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata01/05/2006
    WildflowersWood Forget-me-notMyosotis sylvatica01/05/2006
    WildflowersDove's-foot Crane's-billGeranium molle03/05/2006
    WildflowersSpring StarflowerTristagma uniflorum03/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRaspberryRubus idaeus06/05/2006
    WildflowersCrosswortCruciata laevipes08/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon Winter-cressBarbarea vulgaris10/05/2006
    WildflowersCowslipPrimula veris10/05/2006
    WildflowersCreeping ButtercupRanunculus repens10/05/2006
    FungiSt George's MushroomCalocybe gambosa12/05/2006
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale12/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon FumitoryFumaria officinalis14/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersRed Horse-chestnutAesculus carnea17/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon CornsaladValerianella locusta17/05/2006
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHawthornCrataegus monogyna20/05/2006
    WildflowersSmall-flowered Crane's-billGeranium pusillum20/05/2006
    WildflowersWelsh PoppyPapaver cambricum20/05/2006
    WildflowersCommon DuckweedLemna minor24/05/2006

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges156339
    Spiders, Harvestmen & Mites112391
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78266
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges68165
    Mosses & Liverworts2944
    Slugs & Snails2882
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2481
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1433
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1150
    Springtails & Bristletails1052
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
    Woodlice, Crustaceans727
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