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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: What caused pattern in stone found on beach 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Nic Nic
Re: A tooth? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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