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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: Dinosaur bone? 11 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Dan Dan
Re: whitby Jet? 15 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Fossil id please 31 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Can you guess what it is yet? 45 minutes ago in On the seashore by Richard Richard
Re: Part of an ammonite? 59 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Help ID these two fossils 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Can anyone solve my fossil mystery? 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Tree identification 1 hour ago in Plants by Dougmorgan Dougmorgan
Re: Could this be a fossilised tooth? 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Could this be a fossilised vertebra? 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Tabfish Tabfish
Re: Can you identify this spider please? It was removed from ear last week! 2 hours ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Help with moth ID please 2 hours ago in Moths by weevil87 weevil87
Re: Can anyone ID this micro moth? 2 hours ago in Moths by weevil87 weevil87
Re: Found this bone. Any ideas? 3 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Fmistretta Fmistretta
Re: caterpillar identification 3 hours ago in Caterpillars by AmandaB AmandaB
Bone identification 4 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by msj msj
What tree is this please 4 hours ago in Trees by Jalucof Jalucof
Re: Please help identify this rock/fossil 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: Hairy caterpillar from the greenhouse 7 hours ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Found this in on a North Norfolk beach, no idea what it is! 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: Yorkshire fossil 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: ID flying insects on Rombald's Moor? 7 hours ago in Bug forum by antonb antonb
Re: Fossil or knobbly rock? 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: Please help identify this... fossil? 8 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Lamorna Lamorna
Re: moth id please 9 hours ago in Bug forum by flecc flecc

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