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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: Fossil identification please 4 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk b.dixon@nhm.ac.uk
Re: Found in a beach, bone? 4 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Rock identification help. 4 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Identify Bone washed up on beach in Isles of Scilly 7 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by The Lizard The Lizard
Re: Stone Carved smoking pipe identification help 10 hours ago in Foreign finds by Mrj Mrj
Re: Another hard to identify shale fossil, 400m+ Swithland Woods 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bone on the beach - any idea what it is? 18 hours ago in On the seashore by Alastair Alastair
Re: Sheppey fish 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Gremlin Gremlin
Re: Unusual red object found on beach 1 day ago in On the seashore by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Uri Maple? 1 day ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone tell me what rock this is please? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Is this the caterpillar of a Jersey Tiger Moth? 1 day ago in Identification by Liz Liz
Re: Ichthyosaur identification 4 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone help me id this please? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Weird...? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Isle of Wight rock find 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fairly certain Cerambycidae but which species? Sardinia 1 day ago in Beetles by Garret Garret
Re: What is this bug? 1 day ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: what is this bug 2 days ago in Bug forum by Pat Pat
Re: what is this plant 2 days ago in Identification by Pat Pat
Re: Is this some sort of skull or sternum? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Catherine Catherine
Re: Oringins of stone 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bug id 2 days ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: ...Can you identify this long tentacled beatle? 2 days ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Can you please identify this butterfly found in the garden a couple of years ago (OX3 7HU). 2 days ago in Butterflies by tjoint tjoint

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