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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: Some beautiful fungi to ID 2 hours ago in Plants by flecc flecc
Re: Any ideas 2..? 3 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by CJC CJC
Re: Scorpion found 4 hours ago in Identification by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Is this a fossil? 4 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: ID request on bugs found in kitchen 7 hours ago in Bug forum by CScullion CScullion
What stone/rock is this ? (Thank you in advance) 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by FullHeads FullHeads
Skull found on the beach, Costa Blanca, Spain - ID please? 8 hours ago in On the seashore by MrsCSpain MrsCSpain
Re: Hoverfly larvae 9 hours ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Possible False Widow - but what species? 2 hours ago in Spiders by Gargoyle Gargoyle
Re: Shark's tooth, Scottish Lowlands 11 hours ago in Identification by salar76 salar76
Re: Bird Identification 11 hours ago in All animal life by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: ID on this herbaceous forest groundcover 11 hours ago in Plants by jjasmine jjasmine
Re: Is this a fossil? 11 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Spider keeps returning , id help please! 11 hours ago in Spiders by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: fossil in slate? 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: What kind of beetle is this please? 13 hours ago in Beetles by Clive Washington Clive Washington
Re: Need help with Beetle Nymph / Larva Identification. 13 hours ago in Bug forum by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Unidentified tooth - found on Thames foreshore 21 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Bonemonger Bonemonger
Found on Beach in Eastern Caribbean 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by dcarp dcarp
Mystery Bone found in the woods 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Edenrose Edenrose
Re: Found on the beach, help! 1 day ago in Identification by idotheastro idotheastro
Re: Fossil fern 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by JohnB JohnB
Re: Help! Mould mites! 1 day ago in Identification by 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50
Thelodus Parvidens?? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by JaneS JaneS
Beach find - any ideas please? 1 day ago in Identification by steve steve

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