Who are the Glamorgan Moth Recording Group?

The Glamorgan Moth Recording Group is an informal group who share an interest in recording moths in and around Glamorgan. Formed in the mid 1990s, it set out to capitalise on the upsurge of interest in moths (particularly in the birdwatching community). At it's peak it had nearly 100 members and an active field meeting programme, culminating in the production of The Moths of Glamorgan (available from direct from the authors!). In recent years the group has become a less formal, and communicates mainly through the blog page.

What do we do? (Top)

Most group members have their own moth traps and record moths on a fairly regular basis in their own gardens. Some record every week and contribute their records to the Garden Moth Scheme, which is working towards generating a long-term quantitative UK-wide database of over 200 common species of moth. We also trap moths throughout the county, generally using battery-operated mobile traps, and of course we also search for moths during the day.

What happens to the moth records? (Top)

All moth records for VC41 Glamorgan are collated by the County Recorder, currently David Slade. The database currently contains around 450,000 records, all of which can be found on this website. Over 1500 species have been recorded now and we usually add a few new species every year.

How can I find out more? (Top)

If you are interested in finding out more, do contact SEWBReC even if you know nothing at all about moths. Most of our members started as complete beginners, but we provide help and support, including help with identifying the moths that you come across.