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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: Plant ID please 7 hours ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Picea/ Tsuga 8 hours ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: What is this? 9 hours ago in Identification by Jackpot-79 Jackpot-79
Re: Can anyone help me Identify this? 10 hours ago in Identification by Amr Fouad Amr Fouad
Re: A small piece of metal 11 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a garden Orb Spider please I wonder ? 11 hours ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
Tooth 18 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by katie katie
Re: Plant id 18 hours ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: Is this a bed bug or some type of mite? 1 day ago in Bug forum by Jackpot-79 Jackpot-79
Re: Can anyone identify bee please? 1 day ago in Identification by chris.wells10 chris.wells10
Re: Is this small spider a False Widow? 1 day ago in Spiders by zenon zenon
Re: Rare Golden Hoverfly? 1 day ago in Identification by Mulberoo Mulberoo
Re: can anyone tell  me what this is? 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Goldland Goldland
Re: Stone Ball 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Re: plant identification please 1 day ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
Re: What species is this? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Beetle nymph ID 1 day ago in Beetles by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Please can you helpme Identify this fossil? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Tooth? 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Is this a type of Spider? 1 day ago in Bug forum by Jackpot-79 Jackpot-79
Re: Advice needed 1 day ago in Identification by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Please id this hoverfly ... 1 day ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days

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