| Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Main synonym = Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Nymphalidae |
| Red Admiral Farfett tal-ħurrieq|
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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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