Belgian scientists name mantis after Attenborough

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 Entomology describes 94-year-old Attenborough as "one of the world's most beloved naturalists." It describes the new-found insect as a "very large and robust praying mantis. Head triangular, antennae filiform. Long but robust pronotum, with smooth dorsal surface." Mantises were once assigned to the catch-all Herodula genu...Keep on reading: Belgian scientists name mantis after Attenborough

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