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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 this bone on my college campus 9 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bone found at Warden Point Isle of Sheppy? Help please! 10 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Strange rock identification 10 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Whale vertebrae? found on beach North of Aberdeen 11 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Is this a fossil hippopotamus femur? 11 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: I am sorry, but this is just so very sad ... 13 hours ago in Your habitat - home and garden by Happy Days Happy Days
Re: What species is this strange bug from Costa Rica? 14 hours ago in Foreign finds by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Fossil, who old and what is it 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by tina tina
Re: Correct UK Ant identification needed for Article. 19 hours ago in Ants by flecc flecc
Re: Fossil Identification + How to remove from mudstone 21 hours ago in Identification by PeteWilson PeteWilson
Growling wind in my garden? 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by Mary Mary
Re: algae? 1 day ago in Plants by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: What species is this lovely bug from Costa Rica? 1 day ago in Foreign finds by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Southern African Weevil 1 day ago in Foreign finds by dave.l dave.l
Re: What are these very tiny white 'bugs' on the rhubbard and composit? 1 day ago in Identification by David David
Re: Cranefly larva? 1 day ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: New to minerals/rocks/crystals; need help identifying blue stone and marbled rock! 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
help with age please 2 days ago in Identification by Alan Alan
Re: Shell fossil 2 days ago in Identification by M M
Re: Please help me. Infestation for days now in bathroom.  What are these? 2 days ago in Identification by HughD HughD
Re: Beetle ID 2 days ago in Beetles by Pralinsky Pralinsky
Whale vertebrae? found on beach North of Aberdeen 2 days ago in On the seashore by johnwitton78 johnwitton78
Re: Fossil Bone? 2 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dave Dave
Re: Fossilised tooth 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Beach find 3 days ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by paulrees paulrees

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