Belgian scientists name mantis after Attenborough

Brussels (AFP) – Belgian scientists have named a new “very large and robust” Vietnamese sub-species of praying mantis after British television naturalist David Attenborough.

According to the Royal Belgian Society of Entomology, a recent expedition to the Annamite mountains in central Vietnam uncovered a mantis now known as Titanodula attenboroughi. The Belgian Journal of Entmology describes 94-year-old Attenborough as “one of the world’s most beloved naturalists”.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin