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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: Tooth or bone? I found this on a beach in New Orleans. It has the consistancy of a tooth. Any Ideas? 2 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Belemnite, tooth or horn? 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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a small malaga bug 13 hours ago in Bug forum by Grasshopper Grasshopper
Re: Fossil Identification. 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Colin Colin
Please ID this plant 15 hours ago in Plants by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Can you identify this egg shaped hollow rock? Is it a sponge fossil? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by T.Redman T.Redman
Re: Please ID this flowering plant 18 hours ago in Plants by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: Vertebra found on beach 20 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Jonna Jonna
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Re: What are these ? 21 hours ago in Bug forum by Buggerlugs Buggerlugs
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