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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: Can anyone identify this bone please? 6 hours ago in Identification by AnnF AnnF
Re: Weird, red & bubbly sort of rock from Suffolk 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Vesper Vesper
Fossil identification 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Chris Chris
Re: Can anyone ID this beetle for me please 7 hours ago in Beetles by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Is this a fossil? 8 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by LauzBrooke22 LauzBrooke22
Orchid  found on Anglesey coast 8 hours ago in Identification by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Tree identification 8 hours ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Beetle, moth and snail ID please? 9 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: White flowers with a purple one in the middle 9 hours ago in Plants by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Can anyone please tell me what this is? 10 hours ago in Bug forum by Jason Swinhoe Jason Swinhoe
Wild flower I.D. 10 hours ago in Plants by ipri ipri
Re: Any ideas? 15 hours ago in Identification by Sarah0210 Sarah0210
Teeth found in my back garden 16 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by MaidenGirl37 MaidenGirl37
Re: Any idea what animal this tooth came from? 17 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by HR25 HR25
Re: Which is the most ideal method for study? 17 hours ago in Beetles by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Alpine Swiss Moth ID. 18 hours ago in Moths by nomad nomad
Re: Can anyone help identify this bug? 19 hours ago in Identification by Richard Richard
Re: Can anyone ID this fungi 20 hours ago in Your habitat - home and garden by flecc flecc
Re: Uncertain about this tree 23 hours ago in Trees by ratt ratt
Re: Unknown Rock from the Wadi Rum Desert 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Runswick Bay find - is it a fossil? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Mysticoo Mysticoo
Re: Riverside at Corbridge. 1 day ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Help with these plants. 1 day ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Needing a helping hand identifying this plant - please :) 1 day ago in Plants by gregc gregc
Re: Interesting Marks 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T

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