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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: Tooth or bone? I found this on a beach in New Orleans. It has the consistancy of a tooth. Any Ideas? 11 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by lrobin1164 lrobin1164
Re: What are these ? 18 minutes ago in Bug forum by Buggerlugs Buggerlugs
Re: Large bone found on beach in Sussex 34 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by TalonFire123 TalonFire123
Re: What is the name of this tree with beautiful nice smelling flowers? 1 hour ago in Plants by Samuel J Samuel J
Re: Is this a male Labyrinth Spider? 1 hour ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Fossil 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Please ID this flowering plant 2 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Fern ID 2 hours ago in Identification by TRW TRW
Re: Help identifying bones found on the beach 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Anjayenunciates Anjayenunciates
Re: Gault vertebrae - but is it fish or reptile? 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by amarsh amarsh
Re: White Violet 16 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Bone identification...vertebrae? 16 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Beachcomber Beachcomber
Re: Old sea bed? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Fossil Identification. 19 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Pete P Pete P
Re: Help with this bug? 20 hours ago in Identification by Kirsty07 Kirsty07
Is this a Tai Haku 20 hours ago in Trees by readerp readerp
Re: Please id this Hoverfly ... 21 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: Please id this Ladybird .... 21 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Belemnite, tooth or horn? 21 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Debs Debs
Re: Longhorn?? 23 hours ago in Bug forum by Buggerlugs Buggerlugs
Re: Help with this bug? 1 day ago in Beetles by Kirsty07 Kirsty07
Re: What are these beetles ? 1 day ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Can you help identify this Spider 1 day ago in Bug forum by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Help ID this bird with long forked tail 1 day ago in All animal life by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Suspect meteorite 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by muledeericeberg muledeericeberg

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