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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: Help me identify this catapillar that is eating my plants 12 hours ago in Caterpillars by Garret Garret
Re: Fossil 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Can anyone tell me what this is? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Help with UK ID tree and Leaves 2 days ago in Identification by JoshuaMichael JoshuaMichael
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Re: Is this a fossil 2 days ago in Identification by Colin Colin
Re: Is this some kind of tooth? (from West Runton Beach, Norfolk) 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Grumpy Curator Grumpy Curator
Re: Fossil birds head 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Re: Blood in a stone? 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Grass like insect 3 days ago in Identification by Garret Garret
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Re: Mystery bug 4 days ago in Bug forum by Rich E Rich E
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