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A colourful rose chafer beetle photographed in Sri Lanka.

Seen something unusual on your holidays or don't live in the UK? Trips abroad or living outside the UK provide opportunities to observe nature and discover species you might not find at home and we would love to hear about your interesting discoveries.

Although our scientists in the ID team specialise in UK species, try uploading your photographs and they will have a go at identifying your stranger specimens. Make sure you tell us when and where in the world you took your shots.

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