Donkey Lane, Sapcote

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    Access is via Bassett Lane (behnd All Saints Church) and there is a small parking are near the Bassett Lane Cemetery.  

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 281

    Description

    Donkey Lane in Sapcote is a short unmade road which runs from the Bassett Lane Cemetery for a few hundred yards.  The wide verges of lush vegetation and high hedges either side encourage a rich insect population typical of woodland edge, and at the end of the lane is a small copse with Aspen amongst other species.  Having reached the small copse area anyone wishing to extend their walk can follow public footpaths into the fields in two directions.

    Wildlife Highlights

     Flora includes Winter Aconites which are usually in flower sometime during February and Goldilocks Buttercup which are found in the copse at the far end of the lane. Greater Spotted Woodpecker and BlueTits raised young in the area in 2009, but it is the insect life that is particularly rich here.Hoverflies such as Volucella inanis Brachyopa scutellaris ,   and ,,, , , Brachyopa scutellaris and Ferdinandea cuprea have been recorded here, as have the Bronze Shieldbug Troilus luridus plus some interesting beetles. Volucella inanis Brachyopa scutellaris ,   and ,,, ,  VFerdinandea cuprea


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAlomya debellator14/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius22/06/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsBuathra laborator14/07/2012
    Bees, Wasps, AntsIchneumon sarcitorius14/07/2012
    BeetlesBembidion quadrimaculatum25/02/2019
    BeetlesCantharis flavilabris14/07/2012
    BeetlesCantharis livida30/06/2012
    BeetlesChrysolina oricalcia01/06/2009
    BeetlesConopalpus testaceus29/07/2019
    BeetlesLeiosoma deflexum26/04/2012
    BeetlesLoricera pilicornis05/04/2010
    BeetlesNedyus quadrimaculatus20/04/2020
    BeetlesParethelcus pollinarius15/04/2020
    BeetlesPerapion hydrolapathi26/04/2012
    BeetlesPhyllobius roboretanus26/04/2012
    BeetlesStenagostus rhombeus17/07/2009
    BeetlesStenus similis26/04/2012
    BeetlesTachyporus obtusus15/04/2020
    BugsDeraeocoris flavilinea14/07/2012
    BugsDeraeocoris lutescens27/08/2010
    BugsDryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus27/05/2009
    BugsEupteryx florida26/04/2012
    BugsHarpocera thoracica14/05/2012
    BugsLiocoris tripustulatus07/05/2009
    BugsNeolygus viridis21/06/2009
    BugsNeophilaenus lineatus01/07/2010
    BugsOrthops basalis04/04/2014
    BugsPopulicerus populi05/07/2009
    BugsScolopostethus affinis25/02/2019
    BugsStenodema calcarata20/04/2009
    Centipedes & MillipedesPolydesmus coriaceus04/04/2014
    Centipedes & MillipedesSchendyla nemorensis25/09/2013
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesEpiphragma ocellare17/05/2010
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesLimonia nubeculosa14/09/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula oleracea22/05/2009
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula varipennis06/05/2010
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula vernalis03/05/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTipula vittata08/05/2009
    FliesAgromyza anthracina23/10/2019
    FliesAmauromyza labiatarum05/11/2018
    FliesAulagromyza tremulae29/08/2018
    FliesAzelia nebulosa27/11/2009
    FliesCerodontha iridis13/11/2019
    FliesConops quadrifasciatus29/08/2018
    FliesEmpis tessellata31/05/2009
    FliesGraphomya maculata16/07/2009
    FliesHelina pertusa30/08/2009
    FliesLucilia caesar07/05/2009
    FliesMinettia longipennis18/06/2009
    FliesNeomyia viridescens26/05/2009
    FliesNeuroctena anilis16/09/2009
    FliesPhaonia angelicae08/06/2009
    FliesPhaonia valida09/10/2010
    FliesPhytomyza chaerophylli22/01/2020
    FliesPhytomyza hellebori25/02/2019
    FliesPoecilobothrus nobilitatus06/07/2020
    FliesPsila fimetaria06/05/2010
    FliesRhagio tringarius31/05/2009
    FliesSarcophaga sp.24/04/2009
    FliesSeioptera vibrans14/06/2009
    FungiDothidella ulmi05/10/2017
    FungiPhragmidium bulbosum22/01/2020
    FungiProtomyces macrosporus04/04/2014
    harvestmen (Opiliones)Phalangium opilio09/07/2012
    HoverfliesBaccha elongata30/07/2009
    HoverfliesBrachyopa scutellaris11/05/2009
    HoverfliesCheilosia albitarsis/ranunculi agg.11/05/2009
    HoverfliesCheilosia variabilis13/05/2009
    HoverfliesChrysogaster solstitialis06/07/2020
    HoverfliesChrysotoxum verralli02/08/2009
    HoverfliesDasysyrphus albostriatus26/05/2009
    HoverfliesEpistrophe eligans03/05/2009
    HoverfliesFerdinandea cuprea08/05/2009
    HoverfliesLeucozona laternaria30/06/2012
    HoverfliesMelangyna umbellatarum12/08/2009
    HoverfliesMeliscaeva auricollis30/06/2012
    HoverfliesMyathropa florea03/05/2014
    HoverfliesPipiza noctiluca11/05/2009
    HoverfliesPlatycheirus scutatus07/05/2009
    HoverfliesRhingia campestris16/04/2020
    HoverfliesSyrphus ribesii03/05/2009
    HoverfliesVolucella inanis14/08/2009
    HoverfliesXylota segnis08/05/2009
    LichensLecanora chlarotera27/02/2015
    LichensLecidella elaeochroma22/01/2020
    LichensPhyscia adscendens07/04/2020
    LichensXanthoria parietina27/02/2015
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsAceria tenella14/05/2019
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes exilis22/09/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsEriophyes similis10/06/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes malinus06/07/2020
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsPhyllocoptes populi03/06/2011
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsTrombidiidae sp.24/03/2010
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae29/04/2011
    SawfliesHeterarthrus wuestneii06/07/2020
    SawfliesPristiphora monogyniae22/09/2012
    SawfliesProfenusa pygmaea10/06/2020
    SawfliesTenthredo livida23/05/2009
    SawfliesTenthredo mesomela01/06/2009
    SawfliesTenthredo temula26/05/2009
    SawfliesTenthredopsis nassata22/05/2009
    SpidersDiplostyla concolor25/02/2019
    SpidersLinyphia hortensis15/04/2020
    SpidersPachygnatha degeeri26/04/2012
    SpidersXysticus cristatus06/05/2009
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersYewTaxus baccata22/01/2020
    MothsYellow-barred Long-hornNemophora degeerella27/05/2009
    WildflowersWood SpurgeEuphorbia amygdaloides22/01/2020
    WildflowersWood DockRumex sanguineus06/07/2020
    Mosses & LiverwortsWood Bristle-mossOrthotrichum affine22/01/2020
    WildflowersWood AvensGeum urbanum22/01/2020
    Slime MouldsWolf's MilkLycogala terrestre04/04/2014
    WildflowersWinter AconiteEranthis hyemalis23/02/2009
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersWild Plum agg.Prunus domestica agg.17/09/2018
    WildflowersWild CarrotDaucus carota subsp. carota23/10/2019
    WildflowersWhorled MintMentha arvensis x aquatica = M. x verticillata06/08/2008
    HoverfliesWhite-footed HoverflyPlatycheirus albimanus07/05/2009
    MothsWhite-barred GoldMicropterix aruncella01/06/2009
    WildflowersWavy Bitter-cressCardamine flexuosa04/04/2014
    MothsVirgin PigmyEctoedemia argyropeza05/11/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsVestal Cuckoo BumblebeeBombus vestalis31/05/2009
    FliesTwin-spot CenturionSargus bipunctatus24/09/2013
    WildflowersTutsanHypericum androsaemum22/01/2020
    SawfliesTurnip SawflyAthalia rosae04/09/2009
    BugsTree Damsel BugHimacerus apterus24/09/2013
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesTiger CraneflyNephrotoma flavescens14/06/2009
    HoverfliesThick-legged HoverflySyritta pipiens14/07/2012
    HoverfliesThe FootballerHelophilus pendulus08/05/2009
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSycamoreAcer pseudoplatanus07/04/2020
    WildflowersSweet VioletViola odorata08/04/2006
    BugsStriped Oak BugRhabdomiris striatellus12/06/2019
    FungiSpring BrittlestemPsathyrella spadiceogrisea04/04/2014
    Craneflies, Gnats & MidgesSpotted CraneflyNephrotoma appendiculata03/05/2009
    ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria03/05/2014
    Grasshoppers & CricketsSpeckled Bush-cricketLeptophyes punctatissima14/09/2009
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea17/07/2009
    Ferns & HorsetailsSoft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum09/04/2019
    MothsSmall Elm MidgetPhyllonorycter schreberella15/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersSilver BirchBetula pendula23/04/2008
    WildflowersSheep's SorrelRumex acetosella09/07/2006
    BugsSedate ShieldbugTroilus luridus30/07/2009
    Lacewings & ScorpionfliesScorpion FlyPanorpa communis06/05/2009
    MothsScarce Maple PigmyStigmella aceris09/10/2019
    FungiRusty PorecrustPhellinus ferruginosus21/04/2010
    BirdsRobinErithacus rubecula29/03/2009
    MothsRed UnderwingCatocala nupta20/08/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsRed Pustule GallAceria aceriscampestris22/05/2009
    BugsRed BugDeraeocoris ruber06/07/2020
    ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta06/07/2020
    MothsPoplar SoberAnacampsis populella12/08/2009
    MothsPlum TortrixHedya pruniana26/05/2009
    MothsPlain Elm PigmyStigmella viscerella05/11/2018
    WildflowersPerennial CornflowerCentaurea montana22/05/2015
    HoverfliesPellucid FlyVolucella pellucens31/05/2009
    MothsPearled DwarfElachista apicipunctella06/05/2010
    BeetlesPea-leaf WeevilSitona lineatus15/04/2020
    WildflowersPale WillowherbEpilobium roseum10/08/2008
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus15/09/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersOrchard AppleMalus domestica06/07/2020
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/05/2014
    MothsOrange-spot PiercerPammene aurana12/06/2009
    LichensOakmossEvernia prunastri15/07/2009
    MothsOak CarlTischeria ekebladella15/09/2018
    Grasshoppers & CricketsOak Bush-cricketMeconema thalassinum16/09/2009
    Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida05/05/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersNorway MapleAcer platanoides12/05/2020
    FliesNoon FlyMesembrina meridiana03/05/2014
    BeetlesNettle WeevilPhyllobius pomaceus06/05/2009
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana14/07/2012
    Mites, Ticks & PseudoscorpionsNail GallEriophyes tiliae21/05/2009
    MothsMother Of PearlPleuroptya ruralis19/07/2009
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea07/04/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersMidland HawthornCrataegus laevigata09/10/2019
    WildflowersMeadow VetchlingLathyrus pratensis31/07/2007
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesMeadow FoxtailAlopecurus pratensis07/04/2020
    HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus21/09/2009
    MothsMaple SlenderCaloptilia semifascia29/08/2018
    Ferns & HorsetailsMale-fernDryopteris filix-mas22/01/2020
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus14/07/2012
    MothsLong-horned Flat-bodyCarcina quercana14/07/2012
    MothsLime PigmyStigmella tiliae11/10/2018
    BeetlesLesser Stag BeetleDorcus parallelipipedus21/06/2009
    WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna22/01/2020
    Slugs & SnailsLeopard SlugLimax maximus17/07/2009
    FungiLeopard EarthballScleroderma areolatum24/09/2013
    MothsLeast Black ArchesNola confusalis03/05/2014
    BugsLeaf-curling Plum AphidBrachycaudus helichrysi12/06/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesLarge Red DamselflyPyrrhosoma nymphula21/05/2009
    SpidersLace-weaver SpiderAmaurobius similis06/05/2010
    FungiKing Alfred's CakesDaldinia concentrica28/03/2006
    FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae14/11/2008
    MothsHorse-chestnut Leaf MinerCameraria ohridella14/05/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum04/04/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHornbeamCarpinus betulus04/04/2014
    WildflowersHonestyLunaria annua21/04/2014
    FliesHolly leaf minerPhytomyza ilicis agg.22/01/2020
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHollyIlex aquifolium22/01/2020
    WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum05/06/2006
    WildflowersHedge WoundwortStachys sylvatica10/06/2014
    WildflowersHedge BindweedCalystegia sepium10/06/2020
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale02/09/2009
    MothsHawthorn MidgetPhyllonorycter corylifoliella05/10/2017
    BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis14/10/2009
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesHairy-bromeBromopsis ramosa14/07/2008
    BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula26/04/2012
    ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi03/05/2014
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major23/05/2009
    WildflowersGoldilocks Buttercup agg.Ranunculus auricomus agg.29/03/2009
    MothsGolden PigmyStigmella aurella27/08/2010
    FungiGiant PuffballCalvatia gigantea16/08/2009
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesGiant FescueSchedonorus giganteus06/07/2020
    WildflowersGarden Yellow ArchangelLamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum22/01/2020
    WildflowersGarden PansyViola lutea x tricolor x altaica = V. x wittrockiana23/10/2019
    MothsGarden Apple SlenderCallisto denticulella09/10/2019
    MothsFulvous Clothes MothTinea semifulvella09/07/2012
    FliesFour-barred MajorOxycera rara22/07/2010
    BugsFine Streaked BugkinMiris striatus21/05/2009
    MothsFigure Of EightyTethea ocularis19/07/2010
    WildflowersField Penny-cressThlaspi arvense09/07/2006
    BugsField Damsel BugNabis ferus26/04/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersField-roseRosa arvensis09/07/2012
    FungiEgghead MottlegillPanaeolus semiovatus28/03/2014
    MothsDusty Apple PigmyBohemannia pulverosella06/07/2020
    Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus05/04/2010
    FungiDryad's SaddlePolyporus squamosus21/08/2006
    MothsDingy FootmanEilema griseola16/07/2009
    FungiCrystal Brain FungusExidia nucleata14/11/2008
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersCrab AppleMalus sylvestris06/07/2020
    WildflowersCorn MarigoldGlebionis segetum23/10/2019
    MothsCopper UnderwingAmphipyra pyramidea29/04/2011
    MothsCommon White WaveCabera pusaria05/07/2009
    BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva14/07/2012
    FliesCommon Orange LegionnaireBeris vallata17/06/2009
    MothsCommon Oak MidgetPhyllonorycter quercifoliella10/06/2020
    BeetlesCommon Leaf WeevilPhyllobius pyri26/04/2012
    BugsCommon Green CapsidLygocoris pabulinus21/06/2009
    MothsCommon Fruit-tree PigmyStigmella oxyacanthella05/10/2017
    MothsCommon FootmanEilema lurideola15/07/2009
    BugsCommon Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum12/06/2009
    FungiCommon EyelashScutellinia scutellata04/04/2014
    BeetlesCommon CockchaferMelolontha melolontha25/06/2009
    MothsCommon CarpetEpirrhoe alternata17/05/2010
    ButterfliesCommaPolygonia c-album24/06/2009
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCock's-footDactylis glomerata30/06/2012
    MothsClouded SilverLomographa temerata22/05/2009
    FliesCleg FlyHaematopota pluvialis14/07/2012
    HoverfliesChequered HoverflyMelanostoma scalare21/05/2009
    BirdsChaffinchFringilla coelebs27/02/2015
    FliesCelery flyEuleia heraclei26/04/2012
    WildflowersCelery-leaved ButtercupRanunculus sceleratus24/05/2006
    FungiCandlesnuff FungusXylaria hypoxylon27/10/2006
    BeetlesCabbage Seed WeevilCeutorhynchus obstrictus15/04/2020
    Centipedes & MillipedesBrown CentipedeLithobius forficatus02/09/2009
    FungiBrown Birch BoleteLeccinum scabrum24/09/2013
    MothsBrown Apple MidgetPhyllonorycter blancardella13/11/2019
    FliesBroad CenturianChloromyia formosa10/06/2014
    ButterfliesBrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni03/05/2013
    SawfliesBramble SawflyArge cyanocrocea22/05/2009
    WildflowersBorageBorago officinalis23/10/2019
    Centipedes & MillipedesBlunt-tailed Snake MillipedeCylindroiulus punctatus20/07/2009
    WildflowersBluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta07/04/2020
    BirdsBlue TitCyanistes caeruleus27/05/2009
    FungiBlistered Cup FungusPeziza vesiculosa03/05/2013
    MothsBlackthorn ArgentArgyresthia spinosella10/06/2014
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa04/04/2014
    BeetlesBlack Clock BeetlePterostichus madidus22/07/2009
    FliesBlack-horned ClegHaematopota crassicornis01/07/2010
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBird CherryPrunus padus07/04/2020
    BugsBirch ShieldbugElasmostethus interstinctus24/10/2017
    FliesBee FlyBombylius major06/04/2011
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBearded CouchElymus caninus14/07/2008
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesAzure DamselflyCoenagrion puella24/05/2009
    MothsAspen PigmyStigmella assimilella05/10/2017
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersAspenPopulus tremula07/05/2009
    BeetlesAcorn WeevilCurculio glandium06/05/2010
    Beetles7 Spot LadybirdCoccinella septempunctata04/04/2014
    Beetles22 Spot LadybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata14/09/2009
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata03/06/2010
    Beetles16 Spot LadybirdTytthaspis sedecimpunctata26/04/2012
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata13/11/2019