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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: Bird skull found at Druridge Bay, Northumberland 51 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Hawkeye Hawkeye
Re: Please help me identify my rock 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Shilly Shilly
Re: Plant fossil I.D. help please 8 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a fossil and if so what? 10 hours ago in Identification by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Help identifying a fossil I found please. 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Barrie09 Barrie09
Re: Help with fly ID please. 12 hours ago in Bug forum by Joan Joan
Re: Please help identify this rock/fossil 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Some silurian odds and ends + ID request 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bug to identify please 13 hours ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Common House spider strange activity - help! 14 hours ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc
Re: Is this a false widow? 14 hours ago in Spiders by flecc flecc
Re: Plant ID needed please 15 hours ago in Plants by johnH johnH
Re: Is this a sloe berry bush 16 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Fossil or knobbly rock? 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul3vans Paul3vans
Re: Help with identifying fossil from Warden Point, Sheppey 16 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: I have a better photo as I have found one inside 16 hours ago in Spiders by flecc flecc
Re: Please help with Skull I.D. 19 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by ipri ipri
Re: Can't identify this wasp/hornet ..... 20 hours ago in Bug forum by Buggerlugs Buggerlugs
Re: vespa crabro vexator 20 hours ago in Wasps by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: grasshopper for ID please 20 hours ago in Grasshoppers and crickets by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: False widow? 21 hours ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Cricket Id 22 hours ago in Grasshoppers and crickets by AmandaB AmandaB
Help to identify ?bone found on Hurst Spit Hampshire 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by ADM ADM
Re: Please help identify what we've found... 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Help needed to identify plant 1 day ago in Plants by Jennacat Jennacat

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