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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: Please id this moth .... 18 minutes ago in Bug forum by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Identifying tiny yellow flowers in North-East England 21 minutes ago in Plants by KPT KPT
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Re: found in bedroom on carpet, just got rid of a wasp nest in ceiling any connections 11 hours ago in Identification by dave l dave l
Re: Fossil Ident please 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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