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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: Please can someone identify the stripes in these pebbles? 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What species is this moth from France? 2 hours ago in Foreign finds by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: What is this? 4 hours ago in Identification by lucy lucy
Re: Can someone help me to ID this plant please? 4 hours ago in Identification by lucy lucy
Re: Small bug/beetle ID 5 hours ago in Bug forum by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Green beetle id 6 hours ago in Beetles by mehmetk mehmetk
Re: White flower - Cumbria (Ullswater) 6 hours ago in Plants by KPT KPT
Re: White/pink flower - Cumbria 6 hours ago in Plants by KPT KPT
Re: Tree identification help please 6 hours ago in Plants by EjTad EjTad
Re: Can someone identify this tooth 7 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bee or Fly ??? ID Help please! 7 hours ago in Identification by habdab habdab
Andrena Bee? 7 hours ago in Bug forum by SWC SWC
Re: Please ID rock mineral crystal? 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Fossils found under microscope...are they foraminifera? 8 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: wild flower id? 8 hours ago in Plants by AlanS AlanS
Re: Caterpillar ID please 10 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: Can you tell me what makes this please 11 hours ago in Bug forum by Ash70 Ash70
Re: Small insects in all of the rooms in my new house 14 hours ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Possible fossils from Norfolk 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Please id this moth .... 16 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: Crab ID 22 hours ago in On the seashore by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Would be very interested to know what this is 1 day ago in Identification by Marie Marie
Re: Moth ID 1 day ago in Bug forum by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Fossil found in gravel.....is it real? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Large brown flying bug? 1 day ago in Identification by dragonshield12 dragonshield12

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