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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: Fossil in Greater Oolitic Limestone (North Cotswolds) 3 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
Re: Another fossil from Greater Oolite Limestone (North Cotswolds) 3 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
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