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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: Help to identify.  I found this in my garden.  What is it? 31 minutes ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: id on bug found in bedroom, doesnt look like carpet beetle/bed bug? 36 minutes ago in Identification by tyronet tyronet
Re: Baby Dragon ? 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Rather large bone 3 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by The Fossils The Fossils
Re: Flatbug - Aradus depressus 4 hours ago in Identification by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Fossil Identification 4 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Found this bone on the beach no idea what it is! 13 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Large bone found 13 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Human bone, Animal bone or bit of tree!!?? 14 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bone from Speeton, Yorkshire 14 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Possible skull? 14 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Jaw bone fossil found on the beach in Corolla NC. 14 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Cranefly 14 hours ago in Identification by geff.2007 geff.2007
Yellow Legged Mining Bee ? 14 hours ago in Identification by geff.2007 geff.2007
Re: Possible coprolite from Barton on Sea? 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Mike O Mike O
Re: Fossil vertebrae? 14 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Greyman Greyman
Re: Shark tooth from Speeton? 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by viator viator
Re: Belemnites from Kimmeridge Clay, Speeton, Yorkshire 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by viator viator
Re: Is this a tooth? 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by craneem craneem
Re: Fungi for ID 15 hours ago in Plants by flecc flecc
Re: Plant ID please 16 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Unidentified white beetle? 16 hours ago in Beetles by Jim Jim
Re: FISH JAW BONE 14 hours ago in Identification by Garret Garret
Re: Grass for ID 22 hours ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Sharing is caring 17 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T

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