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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: Can anyone identify this fly? 11 minutes ago in Identification by triops triops
Re: Please ID this bug 19 minutes ago in Identification by triops triops
Re: Fossil from Le Hamel, Somme, France 3 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
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Re: Identify my beetle I spotted please folks 7 hours ago in Beetles by Dfxdave Dfxdave
Re: Identify bug in kitchen 7 hours ago in Identification by flecc flecc
Re: Need help identifying this bone and what sort of age it is. **please help!** 9 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Fossil from Le Hamel, Somme, France 9 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone identify this bird please? 9 hours ago in Your habitat - home and garden by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Ghost moth? 9 hours ago in Moths by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone please tell us what this is? 10 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Please Help ID this Orange/ red insect on lavender 10 hours ago in Bug forum by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Can anyone identify these images? 10 hours ago in All animal life by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Please Help Identify Moth like caterpillar in my house? 10 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Ant ID 21 hours ago in Ants by Pralinsky Pralinsky
Insect identification (bug/beetle) 22 hours ago in Identification by W.W W.W
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Re: green butterfly 1 day ago in Butterflies by Ahmed Ahmed
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Re: BUG 1 day ago in Bug forum by Happy Days Happy Days
What spider? 1 day ago in Spiders by Ollie W Ollie W
Re: Large insect , abdomen 4 cm long, discovered in a garden in Didcot 1 day ago in Your habitat - home and garden by GillGeog GillGeog
Micro Moth ID 1 day ago in All animal life by Wildman Wildman
Can anyone identify this bone Please? 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Missedith Missedith

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