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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: could this be a meteorite? 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by David David
Re: Is it amber? are those teeth marks? 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Kaleigh Kaleigh
Re: Verebrae like bone  found on beach 17 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bones id 21 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can someone identify this little worm/larvae for me? 23 hours ago in Bug forum by abm abm
Beetle Identification 1 day ago in Identification by Cailean12 Cailean12
Can anyone identify this spider for me please 1 day ago in Identification by GordonW GordonW
Re: Sheppey fish 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Gremlin Gremlin
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Re: Help identify beetle please 1 day ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Beetle ID. 2 days ago in Beetles by nomad nomad
Re: Please identify this pretty stone 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
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Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Fern/Coral? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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