Euptychia attenboroughi

Euptychia attenboroughi or Attenborough's black-eyed satyr is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. Six specimens have been collected from the north-western part of the upper Amazon basin in Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. The habitat consists of tropical evergreen forests.[1]

Euptychia attenboroughi
Male dorsal (left) and ventral (right)
Female dorsal (left) and ventral (right)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Euptychia
E. attenboroughi
Binomial name
Euptychia attenboroughi
Neild, Nakahara, Fratello & Le Crom, 2015

The length of the forewings is 17–18 mm for males and 16–17 mm for females.


The species is named in honour of English naturalist, author and TV presenter, Sir David Attenborough, ″in gratitude for opening the eyes and hearts of millions to the natural world through his inspiring and edifying work″.[2]


  1. Blackman, Stuart (March 2016). "New Species of the month". BBC Wildlife. 34 (3): 17.
  2. "Two new species of Euptychia Hübner, 1818 from the upper Amazon basin (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)". ZooKeys. 541: 87–108. 1 December 2015. doi:10.3897/zookeys.541.6297. PMC 4714380.

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