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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: Found this bone on the beach no idea what it is! 16 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
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Re: Human bone, Animal bone or bit of tree!!?? 23 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Bone from Speeton, Yorkshire 25 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Dr T Dr T
Re: Rather large bone 29 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Possible skull? 35 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Jaw bone fossil found on the beach in Corolla NC. 39 minutes ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Possible coprolite from Barton on Sea? 49 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by Mike O Mike O
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Re: Belemnites from Kimmeridge Clay, Speeton, Yorkshire 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by viator viator
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