Highlights among the macros were two each of Shore Wainscot and Reddish Light Arches. Both are new for SS87, which shows how little trapping has been done at Merthyr Mawr compared with Kenfig and the Gower dunes, where both of these species are well known.
|Reddish Light Arches|
The micros were just as good and included the 3rd county record of Sophronia semicostella (the previous two being near Merthyr Tydfil). Others included Acleris bergmanniana, A. schalleriana, Apotomis turbidana, Hedya ochroleucana, Pyrausta ostrinalis, P. cingulata, Mompha ochraceella, Stenoptilia pterodactyla, Eucosma campoliliana, Delplanqueia dilutella, Argyresthia retinella, Stigmella hybnerella and Grapholita janthinana.