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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: In need of identification 4 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by A-Stone-Ished A-Stone-Ished
Re: Ammonite juvenile/mature characteristics 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Help identifying possible fossil 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by vaclavko2 vaclavko2
Re: Fossil bivalve? 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by vaclavko2 vaclavko2
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Re: Plant ID please 8 hours ago in Plants by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Strange fish fossil ? 9 hours ago in Identification by johnbrid johnbrid
Re: Tear shaped fossil identification? 10 hours ago in Identification by CcC CcC
Re: unknown rock 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: unknown texture 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: unknown texture 13 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Are any of these fossils? 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What is this insect? 14 hours ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: unknown purple texture and rock 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Spanish Tree 1 day ago in Identification by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
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