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Total species seen in this parish: 2730
Sapcote Parish Council
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 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.
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.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Brown Apple Midget||Phyllonorycter blancardella||13/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|10 Spot Ladybird||Adalia decempunctata||13/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Cerodontha iridis||13/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Daisy Bent-wing||Bucculatrix nigricomella||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Aulagromyza heringii||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Little Cosmet||Mompha raschkiella||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Heterarthrus vagans||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Pucciniastrum epilobii||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Phytomyza plantaginis||11/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Juniper Shieldbug||Cyphostethus tristriatus||05/11/2019||Graham Calow|
|Agromyza anthracina||31/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Canary-grass||Phalaris canariensis||31/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Heterarthrus vagans||31/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Pantilius tunicatus||31/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Parent Bug||Elasmucha grisea||31/10/2019||Graham Calow|
|Species group||Total no. of species||Total no. of records|
|Flies, Gnats and Midges||160||347|
|Bees, Wasps, Ants||80||202|
|Trees, Shrubs & Climbers||78||267|
|Grasses, Rushes & Sedges||69||168|
|Mosses & Liverworts||29||44|
|Slugs & Snails||28||82|
|Lacewings & Scorpionflies||24||81|
|Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions||19||33|
|Centipedes & Millipedes||15||60|
|Ferns & Horsetails||14||33|
|Dragonflies and Damselflies||11||50|
|Springtails & Bristletails||10||52|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets||8||33|