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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: Another hard to identify shale fossil, 400m+ Swithland Woods 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fossil identification please 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bone on the beach - any idea what it is? 3 hours ago in On the seashore by Alastair Alastair
Re: Sheppey fish 12 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Gremlin Gremlin
Re: Unusual red object found on beach 13 hours ago in On the seashore by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Uri Maple? 13 hours ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone tell me what rock this is please? 14 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Is this the caterpillar of a Jersey Tiger Moth? 16 hours ago in Identification by Liz Liz
Re: Ichthyosaur identification 17 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone help me id this please? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Weird...? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Isle of Wight rock find 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fairly certain Cerambycidae but which species? Sardinia 18 hours ago in Beetles by Garret Garret
Re: What is this bug? 19 hours ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: what is this bug 1 day ago in Bug forum by Pat Pat
Re: what is this plant 1 day ago in Identification by Pat Pat
Re: Is this some sort of skull or sternum? 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Catherine Catherine
Re: Oringins of stone 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bug id 1 day ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: ...Can you identify this long tentacled beatle? 1 day ago in Identification by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Can you please identify this butterfly found in the garden a couple of years ago (OX3 7HU). 1 day ago in Butterflies by tjoint tjoint
Re: Bird in Foreground - can anyone ID this? 1 day ago in All animal life by John John
Re: Is this a Varied Coronet? 2 days ago in Bug forum by Alan Alan
Re: Bug Identification 2 days ago in Bug forum by Keram Keram
Re: bee identification, please 2 days ago in Bees by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team

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