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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
    MothsThe MagpieAbraxas grossulariata23/07/2013
    MothsClouded MagpieAbraxas sylvata18/07/2017
    MothsThe SpectacleAbrostola tripartita26/05/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis30/06/2012
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale05/11/2018
    MothsYellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata26/07/2014
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus18/08/2019
    MothsWater VeneerAcentria ephemerella18/07/2010
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre08/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides31/03/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus18/04/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver MapleAcer saccharinum15/09/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris20/05/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola20/05/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria eriobia26/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora12/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela29/06/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha18/06/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani21/07/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tenella14/05/2019
    BugsAcericerus vittifrons22/02/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium15/10/2014
    MothsYellow HornedAchlya flavicornis15/03/2011
    MothsLesser Wax MothAchroia grisella26/06/2015
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAcidia cognata16/10/2017
    MothsGinger ButtonAcleris aspersana31/07/2017
    MothsTufted ButtonAcleris cristana06/04/2011
    MothsNotch Wing TortixAcleris emargana16/09/2018
    MothsRusty Oak ButtonAcleris ferrugana24/02/2011

    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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