Lifespan depends on the climate, but is probably never more than one winter. Only adults survive through winter, and even then only in mild climates.
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BioKIDS Critter Catalog
Marie S. Harris, University of Michigan
Harris, M. 1999. "Vanessa cardui" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed September 16, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Vanessa_cardui.html
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