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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: Strange red-backed spider found in Sussex. Identification? 3 hours ago in Identification by triops triops
Re: Tooth or stone 4 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Possible quartz petrified wood in Iran 4 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Literally no idea 4 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a fossil? 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Found on the beach East Mersea,Essex 8 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Philip Philip
Re: Jelly like creature? 13 hours ago in On the seashore by Garret Garret
Re: Pyrus 13 hours ago in Trees by DMcKenzie DMcKenzie
Re: Please can someone tell me what bug this is?! 14 hours ago in Bug forum by abm abm
Re: What is this mineral? 12 hours ago in Identification by keith little keith little
Re: Bug found on jacket 15 hours ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Nice looking leaf, what tree is it from? 1 day ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: Unknown Tree 1 day ago in Identification by lucy lucy
Re: Eggs in sandstone cobble? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by keith little keith little
ID help for Pleistocene (?) bone 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Cliffhanger Cliffhanger
Re: Shrub for ID 1 day ago in Trees by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Please help to identify these 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What is this small brown moth? 1 day ago in Moths by ToffeeFlake ToffeeFlake
Re: Can you help my son ID this fossil? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Max Max
Re: 14 legged spider!? 1 day ago in Bug forum by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Any ideas what type of tree this is? 1 day ago in Trees by carl carl
Re: Is this a lycopod cone from a clubmoss tree? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: found at Southerdown, South Wales 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Hi, Please can you help my son and I identify if the following are fossils? Found on the beach in Worthing. Thank you! 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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