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Lepisma saccharina

Appearance

  • 1/2" long. Torpedo shaped with 3 long bristles at end of abdomen.

  • Wingless with long antennae.

  • Silverfish — Silver–grey colour.

Lifecycle

  • Eggs laid in crevices.

  • Adults live for 1–3 years.

Habits

  • Run quickly.

  • Silverfish favour moist, warm conditions.

  • Feed on food debris, starches and gums and are active at night.

  • Minor pests of kitchens, libraries and commercial premises.

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