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Photograph of the brightly coloured and patterned Jersey tiger moth, Euplagia quadripunctaria, found in the museum Wildlife Garden.

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Re: flint fossil 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What kind of fossil is this? 4 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can you help identify? Seen in Munich, Germany 5 hours ago in Bug forum by Briz Briz
Re: Is  this a fossil? 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by stephanie.r stephanie.r
Re: Anyone know what this is 5 hours ago in Identification by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: Butterfly id.. help please? 6 hours ago in Bug forum by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: Butterfly identification 6 hours ago in Bug forum by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: Massive bee 6 hours ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Manchineel - flowering period 8 hours ago in Trees by PM PM
Horse tooth? Please confirm 8 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Arne Arne
Re: More from Harmondsworth - small bivalve ? 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Mike O Mike O
Re: Fish/crab/lobster(?) at Speeton 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
ID microscopic marine ogranisms 16 hours ago in On the seashore by ken ken
are these teeth on this bracelet?? 19 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by barbara barbara
Re: Help needed to identify this bug 21 hours ago in Bug forum by Sakura Sakura
Re: Belemnite ? 22 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Any ideas 23 hours ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Fossilised bone or just a stone? 23 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Groovy73 Groovy73
Re: Patterned Pebble ? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Groovy73 Groovy73
Help appreciated - staying in Germany and what are these? 1 day ago in Bug forum by Briz Briz
Re: Micro Moth ID 1 day ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Dragonfly pair 1 day ago in Identification by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: Dragonfly pair 1 day ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Please help identify this plant 1 day ago in Plants by Shorty_chelsea Shorty_chelsea
Re: Plant ID please 1 day ago in Plants by lucy lucy

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