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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: Can you help me identify this? 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Identifying a snail species 1 day ago in All animal life by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Fossil help please? 2 days ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Is this a Nootka Cypress ? 2 days ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Bone or fossil? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: rock with lots of holes 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: What is this insect 2 days ago in Bug forum by Nema Nema
Re: Bone found in beach 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Stez Stez
Re: Is this Amber or sea glass? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Stez Stez
Re: Beautiful green fellow 6 days ago in Bug forum by Garret Garret
Re: Need help in identification 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Hi. If anyone could please check what my daughter has found that would be wonderful! Thankyou 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Conifer puzzle 2 days ago in Trees by DMcKenzie DMcKenzie
Re: Dinosaur Vomit? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Beema Beema
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Re: What is this 3 days ago in Bug forum by Garret Garret
Re: What are these millepede species? 1 day ago in Identification by Garret Garret
Re: Can you identify? 3 days ago in On the seashore by Garret Garret
Re: Any idea what this might be? 3 days ago in On the seashore by triops triops
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Re: Is this a tooth? 4 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T

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