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    Total species seen in this parish: 2717


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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
    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
    Conopalpus testaceus29/07/2019Graham Calow

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo30/08/2014
    AmphibiansSmooth NewtLissotriton vulgaris18/04/2011
    AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria01/09/2014
    AmphibiansGreat Crested NewtTriturus cristatus21/04/2011
    Barklice & BookliceEctopsocus briggsi06/03/2016
    Barklice & BookliceGraphopsocus cruciatus28/09/2009
    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 cineraria02/05/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena dorsata29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva21/04/2010
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa27/04/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena minutula17/04/2013
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea29/03/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nitida18/05/2014
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica16/05/2014
    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 kollari01/07/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsKnopper Oak Gall WaspAndricus quercuscalicis14/08/2006
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHairy-footed Flower BeeAnthophora plumipes18/04/2017

    Species group Total no. of species Total no. of records
    Barklice & Booklice413
    Spiders, Harvestmen, Mites & Ticks11
    harvestmen (Opiliones)12
    Slime Moulds11
    Flies - other11
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