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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
    MothsThe MagpieAbraxas grossulariata22/05/2013
    MothsClouded MagpieAbraxas sylvata18/07/2017
    MothsThe SpectacleAbrostola tripartita14/08/2011
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAcalitus stenaspis30/06/2012
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale31/05/2019
    MothsYellow-barred BrindleAcasis viretata07/08/2009
    BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus18/08/2019
    MothsWater VeneerAcentria ephemerella18/07/2010
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField MapleAcer campestre19/04/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides08/05/2013
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus18/04/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver MapleAcer saccharinum15/09/2018
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris22/05/2009
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria campestricola28/05/2009
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria eriobia26/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsCauliflower Gall MiteAceria fraxinivora12/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrochela26/09/2013
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria macrorhyncha18/06/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria pseudoplatani30/10/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tenella14/05/2019
    BugsAcericerus vittifrons18/10/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium10/09/2014
    MothsYellow HornedAchlya flavicornis15/03/2011
    MothsLesser Wax MothAchroia grisella25/07/2012
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAcidia cognata16/10/2017
    MothsGinger ButtonAcleris aspersana31/07/2017
    MothsTufted ButtonAcleris cristana03/10/2013
    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 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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