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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: Mosquito identification 20 minutes ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: Which bumble bee is this? 1 hour ago in Bug forum by triops triops
Re: Man made flint tool? 7 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by TqB TqB
Re: What caterpillar is this? 9 hours ago in Identification by David David
Re: Shrub/young tree identification please? 21 hours ago in Plants by Chris S Chris S
Re: Slug ID request 23 hours ago in Identification by GrahamPD GrahamPD
Re: ID - Clubiona or Drassodes (or other) and prey??? 1 day ago in Spiders by Juicey Juicey
Can we tell what kind of ensign fly this is? 1 day ago in Identification by David David
Re: Identification of flint fossil 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: More photos to help identify 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Rock marking 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Is this spider Steatoda grossa male? 1 day ago in Bug forum by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: "Rusty" area on garden Ash? 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Identification of fossil 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Jaffacakes64 Jaffacakes64
Re: graptolite fossil? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by malcatgala malcatgala
Re: Is this petrified wood? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Miranda Miranda
Re: Unknown fossil from Eathie 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Need help identifying these fossils 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Sam_e Sam_e
Re: Does anyone know what this is ? 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Fiona - Museum ID team Fiona - Museum ID team
Re: What is this? 21 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fossil or bone? 3 days ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a stony-iron meteorite? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can you confirm what this is, we thought it might be an echinoderm fossil? 3 days ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Us this azurite, malachite, or a meteorite? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman

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