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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: Noctuid moth id 10 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Mineral/rough gemstone identification 10 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone identify this fossil 10 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Re: Is this a stigmaria? 15 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by HM Murdoch HM Murdoch
Re: Hoverfly: Volucella Bombylans 15 hours ago in True flies by Microbe Microbe
Re: help identifying filter feeding organism 16 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: What is this Fossil? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Can someone please explain the notable characteristics of this rock? 17 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Garret Garret
Re: Bats in the house! 18 hours ago in All animal life by Maria Maria
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Re: Unwelcome little beetles 19 hours ago in Your habitat - home and garden by Y Treehugger Cymru Y Treehugger Cymru
Re: is this a meteorite? 19 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Nrourke Nrourke
Re: Bell shaped flint stone 19 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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