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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: What made this foot print? 5 hours ago in Identification by kkillingback kkillingback
Re: What kind of teeth? 11 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by 91788b2a436ec662fc34ee71f80b114ede16ab6e 91788b2a436ec662fc34ee71f80b114ede16ab6e
Re: Ladybird Harlequin (Harmonia axyridis), right? 12 hours ago in Identification by sparky sparky
Re: What is this bone found on the beach? 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Strange skull with nostrils 15 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Odd bone found on beach - what is it? 15 hours ago in Identification by John John
Re: Help please 16 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Fungus 18 hours ago in Your habitat - home and garden by flecc flecc
tiny fungus on lichens 19 hours ago in Identification by Brian Brian
Re: Please help identify bug found in footwear! 21 hours ago in Identification by b98c5307f6d0f9112e49a54fe233cc4e98e75a36 b98c5307f6d0f9112e49a54fe233cc4e98e75a36
"Dinichthys intermedius" (Placodermi Arthrodira) 21 hours ago in All animal life by Azven Azven
Re: Does anyone know what this rock is?  I found it in my garden.  The circular pattern continues through the rock.  This piece is a bit bigger than a basket ball.  Most of the rock round here is sandstone 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: Bitten coprolite???????? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
False widow eating from already killed food? 1 day ago in Spiders by DAFISHINGSPIDER DAFISHINGSPIDER
Re: Bug larvae in slime on holly leaf, picture taken early november south northumberland, any ideas? 1 day ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Find no. 5 from a suffolk beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Find no. 4 from a suffolk beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Find no. 3 from a suffolk beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Find no.2 from a suffolk beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Find no.1 from a suffolk beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Can Anyone Identify These? 1 day ago in Identification by VJC82 VJC82
Re: Found this jigsaw, any ideas ? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
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