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Re: Which cranefly is this? 39 minutes ago in Bug forum by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Black spider with red markings on the back, looking for ID 7 hours ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: help identifying a pond insect please. 7 hours ago in Bug forum by weedgrower weedgrower
Re: Pls help me identify this beetle (grey, 1cm) 10 hours ago in Beetles by Clive Washington Clive Washington
Re: Spanish Moth 2 days ago in Bug forum by Liz Liz
Moth ID 2 days ago in Moths by billnbrooks billnbrooks
Re: Unusually bird does not have head-sides/wattles. Just an aberration? 3 days ago in Bug forum by lucy lucy
Re: Ichneumon wasp 3 days ago in Wasps by Northumberland Wildlife Northumberland Wildlife
Re: Steatoda Grossa size? 3 days ago in Spiders by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: What's this orange ridge-backed grasshopper? 3 days ago in Grasshoppers and crickets by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: What is this small brown beetle? 4 days ago in Beetles by c7498c270bff0b80a900561d6ec45831c98fb824 c7498c270bff0b80a900561d6ec45831c98fb824
Re: Can anybody help identify this insect please? 4 days ago in Bug forum by jcp jcp
Id help please, Nomada sp. maybe fucata? 4 days ago in Bug forum by chriffer chriffer
Re: Common Sun Beetle 4 days ago in Beetles by Clive Washington Clive Washington
Re: Is this a german cockroach? 5 days ago in Household pests by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Miridae? but which one? 6 days ago in Bug forum by dogcatcher dogcatcher
Re: Larva identification please 6 days ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by geff.2007 geff.2007
Re: Moth larvae with crenellations on posterior 6 days ago in Moths by Gadrongo Gadrongo
Re: Can you identify this butterfly/moth...though I think it a butterfly? 6 days ago in Bug forum by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: What are these?! 6 days ago in Bug forum by jaguarondi jaguarondi

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