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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: Fossils? 46 minutes ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fossil on the side of a boulder in the Rio Durcal in Granada Province in Southern Spain.  Any idea what it could be?  It looked to me like an animal, 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Whatcha think bout this one? 6 hours ago in Identification by Ozarkbluffweller1980 Ozarkbluffweller1980
Re: Help identifying fish fossil 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can someone please ID this spider? 8 hours ago in Spiders by Rustydolphin Rustydolphin
Re: BUG 8 hours ago in Bug forum by abm abm
Re: Can you please tell me what kind of fish this is? 15 hours ago in Identification by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Can you tell me please what these bugs are? I found them on the underside leaf of a buddleia. They were in a cluster of white egg sacs, just 'hatched' 2mm long 19 hours ago in Identification by triops triops
Re: wasp behaviour 19 hours ago in Bug forum by triops triops
Re: Can someone please help me identify this spider? 19 hours ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Anyone able to identify this spider? 19 hours ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Very odd orange grub covered in black mush eating Lilley 19 hours ago in Bug forum by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Identification of a solid flint ball - found in Dorset Garden 20 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone help me identify this? 21 hours ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Unknown remains found on beach 22 hours ago in On the seashore by rayne rayne
Re: Please help ..... what is this?? Is it a cockroach??   23 hours ago in Identification by Andrea Andrea
Re: Beetles in house 1 day ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Can anyone provide an ID for this insect? 1 day ago in Bug forum by wolvesjeff wolvesjeff
Re: Please can you help me identify this small insect on a mushroom? 1 day ago in Identification by Mark Mark
Re: Is this a wild boar tusk? 18 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
BUG 1 day ago in Bug forum by TREX TREX
Re: We found this 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: magnet stuck to strange rock , metal detector detecting it too but not like iron 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by hhhyperion hhhyperion
Re: Hi. If anyone could please check what my daughter has found that would be wonderful! Thankyou 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Identification of a small bright red butterfly? 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf

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