Donkey Lane, Sapcote

    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

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 235


    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.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Agromyza anthracina12/06/2019Graham Calow
    Celery flyEuleia heraclei12/06/2019Graham Calow
    Striped Oak BugCalocoris striatellus12/06/2019Graham Calow
    Aceria tenella14/05/2019Graham Calow
    Aglaostigma aucupariae09/04/2019Graham Calow
    Soft Shield FernPolystichum setiferum09/04/2019Graham Calow
    Phytomyza hellebori25/02/2019Graham Calow
    Bembidion quadrimaculatum25/02/2019Graham Calow
    Diplostyla concolor25/02/2019Graham Calow
    Scolopostethus affinis25/02/2019Graham Calow
    Phytomyza chaerophylli15/11/2018Graham Calow
    Amauromyza labiatarum05/11/2018Graham Calow
    Virgin PigmyEctoedemia argyropeza05/11/2018Graham Calow
    Plain Elm PigmyStigmella viscerella05/11/2018Graham Calow
    Lime PigmyStigmella tiliae11/10/2018Graham Calow
    Getting There

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

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BugsHawthorn ShieldbugAcanthosoma haemorrhoidale02/09/2009
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesRed Pustule GallAceria myriadeum22/05/2009
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesAceria tenella14/05/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAchaius oratorius14/09/2009
    Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata03/06/2010
    Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata17/05/2010
    BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus14/07/2012
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersHorse-chestnutAesculus hippocastanum04/04/2014
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesSouthern HawkerAeshna cyanea17/07/2009
    SawfliesAglaostigma aucupariae09/04/2019
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAgromyza anthracina12/06/2019
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAlomya debellator14/09/2009
    Spiders, Harvestmen & MitesLace-weaver SpiderAmaurobius similis06/05/2010
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAmauromyza labiatarum15/09/2018
    Bees, Wasps, AntsAmblyteles armatorius22/06/2009
    MothsCopper UnderwingAmphipyra pyramidea29/04/2011
    MothsPoplar SoberAnacampsis populella12/08/2009
    ButterfliesOrange TipAnthocharis cardamines03/05/2014
    BugsCommon Flower BugAnthocoris nemorum26/04/2012
    MothsNettle-tapAnthophila fabriciana14/07/2012
    SawfliesBramble SawflyArge cyanocrocea22/05/2009
    MothsBlackthorn ArgentArgyresthia spinosella10/06/2014
    Slugs & SnailsDusky SlugArion subfuscus05/04/2010
    SawfliesTurnip SawflyAthalia rosae04/09/2009
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAulagromyza tremulae29/08/2018
    FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae14/11/2008
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesAzelia nebulosa27/11/2009
    HoverfliesBaccha elongata21/05/2009
    BeetlesBembidion quadrimaculatum28/03/2014
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesCommon Orange LegionnaireBeris vallata17/06/2009