FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Vanessa cardui  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Main synonym = Cynthia cardui    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Nymphalidae
Painted Lady     Farfett tax-xewk
Further Information:
Male and female are similar, measuring about 28mm. They migrates in large numbers and feeds on the nectar of mallow, thistles and borage, however also on other flowers such as the false yellowhead / Dittricha viscosa (






















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