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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: ammonite ? 5 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fossil or flint nodule? 7 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Got bit 5x by this bug, should I worry that it's a kissing bug? 15 minutes ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Any ideas what this is 1 hour ago in Identification by Grahamwfc Grahamwfc
Re: Is this a White-point moth  (Mythimna albipuncta) 2 hours ago in Identification by triops triops
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We found a spider in our room in sochi russia.. 3 hours ago in Spiders by Craig and Lucas Craig and Lucas
Re: Fossil Identification: Costsworld Fossil: Likely to be of marine life origins... 4 hours ago in Identification by LoriP LoriP
ID help 4 hours ago in Bug forum by Grahamwfc Grahamwfc
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Re: Butterflies (or a moth) 6 hours ago in Identification by AmandaB AmandaB
Re: Plant ID please 7 hours ago in Plants by OPS OPS
Re: Teeth found in the mud near our chicken coop 8 hours ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re:   Essex Spider Help - Please ⁉️  8 hours ago in Identification by Lou-D Lou-D
Re: The flowers look like chicory 10 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Longhorn Beetle 19 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Climing plant ID please. 20 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
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Re: ID my tree please 21 hours ago in Identification by lucy lucy
Re: 4 Different Types of Trees Tagged Leyland Cypress @ Home Depot 22 hours ago in Trees by lucy lucy
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