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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: Fossil? If so what is it? 4 hours ago in Identification by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Re: Can you tell me sort of rock this is please 8 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Small Orange beetle ID 8 hours ago in Beetles by nomad nomad
Re: moth id, please 21 hours ago in Moths by Ahmed Ahmed
Re: Can Anyone Identify This Plant, Please? 23 hours ago in Plants by Y Treehugger Cymru Y Treehugger Cymru
Re: Help identifying spider 23 hours ago in Spiders by Jasmine Jasmine
Re: Fossil footprint 23 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Tooth from Smokejacks Quarry 1 day ago in Identification by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Re: Green Caterpillar with black hairs and tail spines 1 day ago in Identification by Pauline and Weans Pauline and Weans
Re: Steppe bison (Bison priscus) or Aurochs (Bos primigenius)? 1 day ago in Identification by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Re: Found a moth this morning that I cannot identify. 1 day ago in Bug forum by Alan Alan
Re: Please help identify this fish species? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Pett-level fossils. 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Alexander Amin` Alexander Amin`
Re: Can anyone identify this caterpillar 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by triops triops
Re: Parasites on harvestman 1 day ago in Spiders by triops triops
Re: Fossil sponges? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Mystery Fly 1 day ago in Identification by BugJono BugJono
Re: Mineral/rough gemstone identification 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Mosquito Identification 1 day ago in Identification by Brian Brian
Re: Please can you identify this wildflower so irresistable to butterflies 1 day ago in Plants by Nick Nick
Re: Found on beach at Arbroath Scotland 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Beached Beached
Re: Is this a stigmaria? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Noctuid moth id 1 day ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Wood Sandpiper? 1 day ago in All animal life by TRW TRW
Re: Horsetail ID 1 day ago in Plants by TRW TRW

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