New Butterfly Species Named after Sir David Attenborough

Add another item to the list of insects that have been named after the British naturalist and filmmaker David Attenborough. Last year a 20-million-year-old pygmy locust was named after him, as was a new species of beetle. Now, for the first time, a butterly has been named after him. It’s a black-eyed satyr that it […]

New Pygmy Locust Discovered in Ancient Amber, Named after David Attenborough

A pygmy locust — a tiny grasshopper the size of a rose thorn that lived 18-20 million years ago and fed on moss, algae, and fungi — has been discovered in 20-million-year-old amber that was found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago. Scientists are still examining the amber collection, which will take […]