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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: Carboniferous marine fossils 31 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: What is this thing????? 4 hours ago in Identification by Anon1 Anon1
Re: Is this a false widow spider 4 hours ago in Identification by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: identify rock - possible petrified fruit? citrus fruit? concretion? 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by jdmeissner jdmeissner
Re: help identify petrified vegetative plant/seed/root 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
Re: ID possible petrified palm wood 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
Re: Petrified wood - please help identify 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
Re: Samphire Hoe chalk, what on earth is it 9 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Micro Micro
Re: Fossil in wall at a National Trust garden in Wales 10 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Bee ID please. 11 hours ago in Bees by nomad nomad
Re: Rosebud eating bug in Crete 12 hours ago in Foreign finds by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Trilobite or no? 14 hours ago in Identification by Alexander21 Alexander21
Re: What animal is this bone from? 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Bev Bev
Re: help identify/verify possible petrified palm leaf stem 1 day ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
Re: Timbuktu plant species 1 day ago in Identification by Engli7 Engli7
Re: Viburnum? 1 day ago in Plants by lucy lucy
Re: Possible Eusarca moth from Costa Rica - can anyone confirm this? 1 day ago in Foreign finds by JohnC JohnC
Re: Can anyone please name these plants (and are they related)? 1 day ago in Plants by Rhussel Rhussel
Re: Rock with square crystals? 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Help with this tree 1 day ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Re: A flint fossil found in my backyard 1 day ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
Re: Tusk, tooth or claw? 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Richard Richard
Re: can anyone identify this beetle? 1 day ago in Identification by MO60 MO60
Re: Bluebell? 2 days ago in Plants by DrFred - Museum ID team DrFred - Museum ID team
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