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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: Found on the beach, help! 12 hours ago in Identification by idotheastro idotheastro
Re: Fossil fern 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by JohnB JohnB
Re: Help! Mould mites! 13 hours ago in Identification by 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50
Re: Dinosaur skin or ripples in sand? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Any ideas 2..? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Any Ideas 3..? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by CJC CJC
Mating Grasshoppers, please identify? 2 days ago in Foreign finds by calculus calculus
Re: I found this bone on the beach can someone help I'd? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Found fossilized wood? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Any ideas 1..? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by CJC CJC
Re: Lichen for ID please 2 days ago in Identification by Holger Thues Holger Thues
Re: Blue-horn slug identification! 2 days ago in Bug forum by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Trying to identify this slug 2 days ago in Identification by rhossilian rhossilian
Re: Blue-tailed Damselfy  Ischnura elegans f infuscans-obsoleta? 2 days ago in Dragonflies and damselflies by DerekP DerekP
Bone found on beach... 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by dolly dolly
I found this bone on the beach can someone help I'd? 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by dolly dolly
Re: Fossil Tooth or Claw 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Are these fossils? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Are these unusual? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: skull and bones? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a fossil? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: one of many curiosities 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: jordanian spider 3 days ago in Identification by lincolnlatic lincolnlatic
Re: Can anyone identify this fossil 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Steve Steve
Re: Need expertise 3 days ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T

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