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Silverfish - Lepisma saccharina 1

Silverfish - Lepisma saccharina. It took me a while, but eventually I found out there is only one UK species of these fascinating creatures. Such a relief to discover that you don't have to disect the things to get a good i.d. - flea Beetles are probably jealous! Indoors, Winchester, Hampshire, UK. 30th March 2012. Scale in mm.


UK species list of Bristletails and Silverfish available here: Natural History Museum Checklist. Perhaps I'll put something similar on Wikipedia one day...


Family - Lepismatidae. Order - Zygentoma or Thysanura. Both are used at the moment.


OS Grid Ref: SU4627. Map location approximate.

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Taken on March 30, 2012