Vanessa atalanta  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Main synonym = Papilio atalanta    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Nymphalidae
Red Admiral     Farfett tal-ħurrieq
Further Information:
This species of butterfly is on the wing all year round. It is mostly attracted to Lantana flowers and Orange Ttree blossoms and it feeds on nettles ,as the maltese name suggests, and also on Pellitory of the Wall. This species is common.

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