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    Total species seen in this parish: 2720

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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
    Scarce Maple PigmyStigmella aceris09/10/2019Graham Calow
    Midland HawthornCrataegus laevigata09/10/2019Graham Calow
    JayGarrulus glandarius05/10/2019Craig Mabbett
    Black NightshadeSolanum nigrum03/10/2019Graham Calow
    BorageBorago officinalis03/10/2019Graham Calow
    CockspurEchinochloa crus-galli03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Garden RadishRaphanus sativus03/10/2019Graham Calow
    PhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia03/10/2019Graham Calow
    FennelFoeniculum vulgare03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Pot MarigoldCalendula officinalis03/10/2019Graham Calow
    RagweedAmbrosia artemisiifolia03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Thorn-appleDatura stramonium03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Yellow Bristle-grassSetaria pumila03/10/2019Graham Calow
    Yellow-legged CenturionSargus flavipes20/09/2019Graham Calow
    Juniper ShieldbugCyphostethus tristriatus15/09/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Woodlice, CrustaceansPill WoodlouseArmadillidium vulgare27/03/2013
    Woodlice, CrustaceansWater Hog-louseAsellus aquaticus03/04/2012
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Shiny WoodlouseOniscus asellus02/03/2013
    Woodlice, CrustaceansSignal CrayfishPacifastacus leniusculus12/07/2014
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Striped WoodlousePhiloscia muscorum08/02/2013
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Rough WoodlousePorcellio scaber04/02/2013
    Woodlice, CrustaceansCommon Pygmy WoodlouseTrichoniscus pusillus agg.04/01/2013
    WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium10/09/2014
    WildflowersGround-elderAegopodium podagraria30/04/2013
    WildflowersFool's ParsleyAethusa cynapium23/09/2014
    WildflowersAgrimonyAgrimonia eupatoria22/06/2018
    WildflowersBugleAjuga reptans26/04/2007
    WildflowersHairy Lady's-mantleAlchemilla filicaulis02/06/2006
    WildflowersCommon Water-plantainAlisma plantago-aquatica26/08/2006
    WildflowersGarlic MustardAlliaria petiolata01/05/2006
    WildflowersThree-cornered GarlicAllium triquetrum10/05/2007
    WildflowersRamsonsAllium ursinum12/05/2006
    WildflowersRagweedAmbrosia artemisiifolia13/09/2013
    WildflowersWood AnemoneAnemone nemorosa26/04/2006
    WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris28/07/2006
    WildflowersCow ParsleyAnthriscus sylvestris02/05/2008
    WildflowersSnapdragonAntirrhinum majus29/09/2016
    WildflowersParsley-piertAphanes arvensis17/04/2013
    WildflowersColumbine agg.Aquilegia vulgaris agg.26/05/2016
    WildflowersThale CressArabidopsis thaliana01/05/2008
    WildflowersLesser BurdockArctium minus08/05/2013
    WildflowersThyme-leaved SandwortArenaria serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia24/07/2008
    WildflowersHorse-radishArmoracia rusticana19/06/2013
    WildflowersMugwortArtemisia vulgaris26/05/2016
    WildflowersLords-and-LadiesArum maculatum16/02/2009

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Flies, Gnats and Midges157340
    Bees, Wasps, Ants80202
    Trees, Shrubs & Climbers78267
    Grasses, Rushes & Sedges68167
    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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