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, usually found in wooded areas as opposed to bare ground / open plains. It is mostly attracted to Lantana flowers and Orange Tree blossoms; larvaea feed on Nettles ,as the Maltese name suggests, and also on Pellitory-of-the-Wall. This species is relatively common.

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