This evening, on the Danish national broadcasting corporation website, I was surprised to find an article on the description of a new species of Satyrinae, Euptychia attenboroughi, from northern Amazonas, named after Sir David Attenborough - the 11th. species to be named after him. On Newsweek Europe I found a little more, in English. The full description of this species, and another of the same Genus, can be seen here.
In early February this year a new Genus within the Annonaceae - sirdavidia - was described from Gabon, also named after Sir Attenborough.
Not in any way to boast about it (not really my style!) , but I have two Philippine moths named in my honour; Metanastria janiZolotuhin, Treadaway & Witt 1998 (Lasiocampidae, Mindanao) and the extremely rare Macroglossum jani Hogenes & Treadaway, 1998 (Sphingidae), on The Sphingidae of Southeast-Asia. I collected just one, or possibly two, specimens in Palawan during my 12 years there! It is a treat to have your name on a natural wonder.
That is good to hear that David Attenborough is getting ' species' named after him. He has given people the World over much pleasure. I never forget seeing old black & White footage of him in New Guinea making first contact with tribesman. The natives came howling down the hill at full charge with their spears and he just calmly walked towards them holding out his hand in friendship. He never lost his sense of wonder.