Silverfish

Lepisma sacharina

Description

The silverfish is a primitive, wingless insect, covered in silvery scales, with three tail-like bristles at the rear of the abdomen, and reaching a length of about 12 mm. It has a characteristic rapid, darting movement. 

The closely related firebrat (Thermobia domestica) is pest of very hot areas, e.g. in bakeries and boiler rooms.

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