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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: Bone or a rock ?. 1 hour ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: What species is this Black beetle with orangey/red antennae? 2 hours ago in Identification by High Scrubs High Scrubs
Re: Is this a clothes moth? 8 hours ago in Identification by Garret Garret
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Re: Tree Identification 10 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Tooth 10 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this the Brown Banded Carder Bee (Bombus humilis) I wonder ? 11 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: Green Spider 12 hours ago in Bug forum by Garret Garret
Re: Is this spider Amaurobius ferox ? 13 hours ago in Bug forum by nemo nemo
Re: shiny beetle 13 hours ago in Bug forum by nemo nemo
Re: What bug is this? 14 hours ago in Bug forum by boot8291 boot8291
Re: Yorkshire beach find ID? 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Stinkoo Stinkoo
Re: Hello, please help identify these flint fossils. /uk essex 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Plant id pls 15 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: What kind of animal are these bones from? 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Rocks 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: It’s 400 m years old but what is it? 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Fossil found at Dovedale 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by EmselBug EmselBug
Is this a fossil? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by FaFaFresh FaFaFresh
Re: Hemiptera . pentatomidae 13 hours ago in True bugs by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Plant ID please 19 hours ago in Plants by Ian Ian
Wyoming tooth/claw find 21 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Gameliel Gameliel
Re: Can someone please ID this, is it a cockroach? 22 hours ago in Identification by Garret Garret
What will this turn into please 22 hours ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by Biopot Biopot
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