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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: Small fossil shell? Found on beach in Fife Scotland 37 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: My son found this rock.. is this a fossil? 49 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Moth identification please 1 hour ago in Bug forum by Atanas Atanas
Re: Moth identification please 1 hour ago in Bug forum by Atanas Atanas
Re: Identification desired - camera shy spider 4 hours ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Fossil found on beach in Fife - East Coast Scotland 5 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Please id this (sand / Digger ?) wasp 5 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: ID these tiny beetles/mites living in pine shavings? 7 hours ago in Identification by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: What spider is this 10 hours ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Baby spider IDs 10 hours ago in Bug forum by jaguarondi jaguarondi
ID fossil 19 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Sandy Sandy
fossil I.D 20 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Sandy Sandy
Re: beach find - Marske, North Yorkshire 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by JAH JAH
Charmouth Fossil ID 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Craig78 Craig78
Re: Snorkling in Adriatic sea 1 day ago in On the seashore by Dr T Dr T
Fossil Identification from Charmouth beach needed 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Craig78 Craig78
Moth I.D. 1 day ago in Moths by John John
Re: Bee ID - Mining bee? 2 days ago in Bug forum by 01dad0b6007af8bd7a6810269932226b410acaba 01dad0b6007af8bd7a6810269932226b410acaba
Interesting rock found at Margate Beach, any ideas? Possible duplicate post- please read this one! 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by carysfb carysfb
Re: Beach finds & a curious child 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: id please 2 days ago in Beetles by Clive Washington Clive Washington
Re: Bones from my garden 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Missybeenz Missybeenz
Re: Can you tell me more about this stone? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by carysfb carysfb
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