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    To find out more about featured Wild Places in and around the parish (red boundaries on the map), visit the Wild Places link on the main menu and enter the parish name into the parish selection box to see species lists and images. Contact NatureSpot if you have an idea for any additional Wild Places.

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    Total species seen in this parish: 2795

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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 Silver-linePetrophora chlorosata31/05/2020Graham Calow
    Orthotylus tenellus31/05/2020Graham Calow
    Green Oak TortrixTortrix viridana31/05/2020Graham Calow
    Buff ErmineSpilosoma lutea30/05/2020Graham Calow
    Cyclamen TortrixClepsis spectrana30/05/2020Graham Calow
    Light EmeraldCampaea margaritaria30/05/2020Graham Calow
    Silver-ground CarpetXanthorhoe montanata30/05/2020Graham Calow
    Treble LinesCharanyca trigrammica30/05/2020Graham Calow
    Ringed China-markParapoynx stratiotata29/05/2020Graham Calow
    Small Blood-veinScopula imitaria29/05/2020Graham Calow
    Common WainscotMythimna pallens28/05/2020Graham Calow
    Olive PearlUdea olivalis28/05/2020Graham Calow
    Cyclamen TortrixClepsis spectrana28/05/2020Graham Calow
    Sloe Flat-bodyLuquetia lobella28/05/2020Graham Calow
    Orange FootmanEilema sororcula27/05/2020n0rm@ndy

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo09/04/2020
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris21/04/2011
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria08/06/2017
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus21/04/2011
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/03/2016
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus petersi28/09/2012
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus05/10/2009
    Barklice & BookliceMetylophorus nebulosus27/07/2014
    Barklice & BooklicePhilotarsus picicornis02/07/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAleiodes praetor24/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAleiodes similis21/04/2011
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAlomya debellator14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius05/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsWall Mason WaspAncistrocerus parietum04/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena bicolor26/08/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria30/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena dorsata29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva01/04/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena minutula17/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea04/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida18/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica04/05/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena subopaca03/07/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries30/08/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus curvator06/06/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndricus grossulariae07/09/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari24/05/2006
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis14/08/2006

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers82318
    Bees, Wasps, Ants81204
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges71192
    Craneflies, Gnats & Midges53136
    Slugs & Snails2986
    Mosses & Liverworts2945
    Lacewings & Scorpionflies2485
    Mites, Ticks & Pseudoscorpions1933
    Centipedes & Millipedes1560
    Ferns & Horsetails1439
    harvestmen (Opiliones)1172
    Springtails & Bristletails1158
    Dragonflies and Damselflies1151
    Grasshoppers & Crickets833
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