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David Attenborough with a south-east Asian Great Mormon butterfly on his nose. Attenborough urged people to let a patch of their gardens go wild to help butterflies

Attenborough with a golden eagle (Life of Birds, 1998) - © Rob Cousins

Champion of The Natural World - Sir David Attenborough Wins Life Time Achievement Award at The Green Awards

"El mundo natural es la mayor fuente de excitación, la mayor fuente de belleza visual, la mayor fuente de interés intelectual. Es la mayor fuente de tanto en la vida que vale la pena vivir. " David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has announced that a Butterfly Survival Zone is to be set up in Co Fermanagh in a bid to halt the decline of one of Europe’s most endangered species.

Shield Bug

A hempipteran with a photogenic set of wing covers. There is a reason these are pin-worthy.


African Male Lion Overlooking His Pride of Lionesses on Top of a Hill.

Windmill Swallowtail Butterfly (Byasa dasarada ravana) / Nainital, Uttarakhand, India / Enlarge pic to see the detail in the wings - incredible! Photo: Peter Smetacek

Windmill Swallowtail Butterfly - facts: This butterfly prefers forests and woods. It occurs at low elevations in North East India but is found at higher altitudes in the western extent of its range - in Kashmir/s goldstein


macro by Alexander Ovchinnikov - The Coleoptera order of insects is commonly called beetles.

Patiently waiting for the slow ones.....waiting.....waiting..... | Two eggs in this clutch of shield bugs remain unhatched. Pu'er, Yunnan, China

sinobug: “ Patiently waiting for the slow ones…. Newly hatched Shield Bug nymphs (Pentatomoidea) gather around their recently vacated eggs as if waiting for their two remaining.

Um imaturo de hemiptera 'Eusthenes femoralis' da família Tessaratomidae.

Giant Shield Bug Nymph / Eusthenes Femoralis, Tessaratomidae) Tessaratomids resemble large stink bugs (Pentatomidae) and are sometimes quite colorful. Their nymphal forms too are often very colorful and usually bear little resemblance to the adult.

Spooky but harmless, the Death's Head Hawkmoth.

Death's Head Hawkmoth (Acherontia atropos) In balkan folklore, a moth was believed to be the heart of a witch. The villagers burnt the wings of the moth to find out which woman in the village is actually a witch.

Sir David is the President of Butterfly Conservation since 1998.

Sir David Attenborough launched a new UK butterfly survival strategy .

Clearwing Coffee bee hawk-moth

This photo from the TrekNature travel gallery is titled 'Clearwing Coffee bee hawk-moth Photo'.

Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) is North America's largest native moth. Pretty, fuzzy face!

Cecropia Moth (Hyalophora cecropia) is North America's largest native moth