Bloody Oaks Quarry

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 316


    This small reserve (1.3 ha) is owned by the Leicestershire and Rutland Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The principal habitat is the species-rich limestone grassland, which is rare in the two counties. 

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Orange TipAnthocharis cardamines21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Treble-barAplocera plagiata21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Salad BurnetPoterium sanguisorba subsp. sanguisorba21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Common Rock-roseHelianthemum nummularium21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Common MilkwortPolygala vulgaris21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Common GromwellLithospermum officinale21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Dingy SkipperErynnis tages21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Grizzled SkipperPyrgus malvae21/05/2019Steve Mathers
    Nettle RashLeptosphaeria acuta15/03/2019roy lemmon
    Elder WhitewashHyphodontia sambuci15/03/2019roy lemmon
    Common Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum15/03/2019roy lemmon
    Dung CannonPilobolus crystallinus28/02/2019roy lemmon
    Spurge-laurelDaphne laureola16/02/2019roy lemmon
    Puccinia lagenophorae16/02/2019roy lemmon
    Managed By
    Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTawny Mining BeeAndrena fulva18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena nigroaenea18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAndrena scotica18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius08/07/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum15/03/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum02/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHill Cuckoo BeeBombus rupestris02/07/2015
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis04/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Pea Gall WaspDiplolepis eglanteriae/nervosa16/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa24/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBedeguar Gall WaspDiplolepis rosae01/08/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsYellow Meadow AntLasius flavus04/08/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMelecta albifrons29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsMarsham's Nomad BeeNomada marshamella18/04/2017
    Bees, Wasps, AntsTwo-coloured Mason BeeOsmia bicolor29/05/2016
    Bees, Wasps, AntsHornetVespa crabro16/09/2018
    BeetlesAthous bicolor08/07/2016
    BeetlesAthous haemorrhoidalis29/05/2016
    BeetlesCantharis rustica29/05/2016
    BeetlesChrysolina sturmi06/05/2013
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata23/07/2018
    BeetlesCryptocephalus aureolus29/05/2016
    BeetlesCryptocephalus moraei02/07/2015
    BeetlesOrchid BeetleDascillus cervinus07/06/2018
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis08/11/2018
    BeetlesWelsh ChaferHoplia philanthus02/07/2015
    BeetlesLoricera pilicornis08/07/2016
    BeetlesCommon Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus29/05/2016