Rare butterfly named after Sir David Attenborough

Black eyed satyr butterflyThe black-eyed satyr (Euptychia attenboroughi), a rare butterfly found only in the tropical forest in the upper Amazon basin of Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, is named after Sir David Attenborough, the host of many popular nature-themed TV series, including the BBC’s Life and Planet Earth.

Other creatures named after this famous naturalist include a species of ghost shrimp in Madagascar (Ctenocheloides attenboroughi), an extinct species of armoured fish (Materpiscis attenboroughi), a pygmy locust (Electrotettix attenboroughi), an Ecuadorian tree (Blakea attenboroughii) and a pitcher plant in the Philippines (Nepenthes attenboroughii).

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