László Rákosy is in the first rank of European lepidopterologists, well known throughout Europe for his work, and for his warm character which makes him an ambassador for public communication of the environmental and cultural importance of butterflies and their habitats. He is among those lucky few who have turned their passion into a job. From childhood he was fascinated by the world of plants and animals, especially butterflies, motivated by the many field trips made with his parents around their hometown of Sighişoara. A Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University, he is the author of over 200 scientific articles and numerous books about butterflies. László is active in nature conservation and works to raise public awareness of the natural world.