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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: Evergreen shrub with jelly on branches... 5 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Help in identifying this little plant 6 hours ago in Plants by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone identify this? Is it bag worm? 6 hours ago in Bug forum by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Fossil Identification please 9 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by BJaminUK BJaminUK
Caterpillar id 14 hours ago in All animal life by JDLE JDLE
Re: Possible Male Widow? 14 hours ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Could some one ID these bugs please 17 hours ago in Bug forum by triops triops
Re: Group project help 1 day ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: What kind of fossil is this thay are all about 15cm across? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: What's this tree 1 day ago in Identification by Jit Jit
Re: What spider is this? (Possible false widow?) 1 day ago in Identification by Rebecca Rebecca
Found this bone on the beach 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by izaiza izaiza
Re: Plant ID please 1 day ago in Plants by Ian Ian
Re: Butterfly id please 1 day ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: What is this Spider Please (Found in packaging) 1 day ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Red leaf beetle 1 day ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Could you please identify this bug please 1 day ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Type of forget me not ID please 1 day ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Possible false widow? Spider ID needed 1 day ago in Spiders by Spidernoob8 Spidernoob8
Re: Found this on beach 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by manzie manzie
Bug identification please! 1 day ago in Identification by f677b295f22a51886fd1003f2668d559b35b6888 f677b295f22a51886fd1003f2668d559b35b6888
Re: Aghhhh spider'...... 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Help to identify tusks/horns please 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: A soldier beetle maybe, but what kind? 2 days ago in Bug forum by gihe gihe

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