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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: Stone Ball 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: European Smoke Bush / Tree 2 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Can anyone identify this plant please 2 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Larva identification please 5 hours ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by geff.2007 geff.2007
Re: Moth larvae with crenellations on posterior 6 hours ago in Moths by Gadrongo Gadrongo
Re: Please help identify this Jaw 8 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by cbca739443d87b936cb81280cf17251381dee5ff cbca739443d87b936cb81280cf17251381dee5ff
Re: Tooth i.d. 8 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Found what looks like a tooth 8 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Can anyone identify this fossil rock please? 9 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone let me know what this is please 10 hours ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Can you identify this butterfly/moth...though I think it a butterfly? 11 hours ago in Bug forum by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Moth ID - Is this a Willow Beauty? 12 hours ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Sandstone 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: can you identify this- is it a fossil? 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What are these?! 16 hours ago in Bug forum by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Does anyone recognise this shrub/tree please 23 hours ago in Plants by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Aqua blue rock found in garden 23 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Identification required 1 day ago in Beetles by geff.2007 geff.2007
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Re: Fossil Trilobite from Mid-Wales queries 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Phil Phil
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Re: Cotoneaster? 1 day ago in Trees by DMcKenzie DMcKenzie
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