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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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Nostoc Sp? 19 hours ago in Identification by Tilly Tilly
Re: Sheppey fish 22 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Re: Partial Fish Head 23 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Garret Garret
Re: Part bone found within Roman tile kiln structure, Reigate 23 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Fossil? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone identify this spider for me please 1 day ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Please help me identify this insect? 1 day ago in Beetles by Clive Washington Clive Washington
Re: Found in a beach, bone? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Beetle Identification 2 days ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: could this be a meteorite? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by David David
Re: Is it amber? are those teeth marks? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Verebrae like bone  found on beach 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bones id 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can someone identify this little worm/larvae for me? 3 days ago in Bug forum by abm abm
Please help me identify bug 4 days ago in Identification by John Smith John Smith
Re: Help identify beetle please 4 days ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 4 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 4 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Beetle ID. 5 days ago in Beetles by nomad nomad
Re: Please identify this pretty stone 5 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Bone or stone? Lulworth Cove 4 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Please identify this stone for me 6 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Strange stone or fossil? 6 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Leohnora Leohnora
Re: Please identify  - found on lulworth cove uk 6 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone identify this fossil. Photos attached 6 days ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T

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