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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 Spider? 5 minutes ago in Bug forum by Ben Ben
Re: Identification of rock 9 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Matthew Matthew
Some bits i found with Metal Detector need identifying. 11 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Ben Ben
Re: Wood Identification 11 hours ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: What creature is this vertebrae from? 12 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: help with ID 15 hours ago in Beetles by zabaman zabaman
Re: Sheppey fish 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Is it a tooth? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Luke Luke
Re: larva found on a cat 21 hours ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by Dave Dave
Re: What is this from West wales - lots of shells attached by jelly stems 22 hours ago in On the seashore by John John
Re: Identification help please? Large, active larva found indoors 22 hours ago in Larvae (immature bugs) by triops triops
Re: Is this a dolphin vertebrae? 22 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: SPIDER ID 23 hours ago in Bug forum by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: What is this insect please? 23 hours ago in Identification by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Fossil identification please 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Unusual Coloration on a Grey Seal 2 days ago in On the seashore by Carl Carl
Re: Stone or fossilised tooth? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Found in a beach, bone? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Need help identifying skull 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bone found at beach 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Joel Joel
Found interesting thing on the beach in West Wales 3 days ago in On the seashore by Shivanazikiller Shivanazikiller
Need help identifying this insect & snail? 4 days ago in Identification by Gee Gee
Re: Rock identification help. 4 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Identify Bone washed up on beach in Isles of Scilly 4 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by The Lizard The Lizard
Re: Stone Carved smoking pipe identification help 4 days ago in Foreign finds by Mrj Mrj

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