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Thermobia domestica Rather bad photo of a &quot;Firebrat&quot; (Thermobia domestica) - a species that used to be common in hot places in human buildings, around ovens and furnaces etcetera, but is quickly disappearing due to improved isolation and hygiene.<br />
Here is a collage with s little more detail:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/46880/thermobia_domestica_head-n-tail.html" title="Thermobia domestica Head-n-tail"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/46880_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1571270410&Signature=M%2FaOusL8fdT6fMyTq3WRjj4jeNE%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Thermobia domestica Head-n-tail Collage of problematic low res images showing a little more detail of head and tail of this Firebrat:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/46879/thermobia_domestica.html Ctenolepismatinae,Firebrat,Lepismatidae,Netherlands,Thermobia,Thermobia domestica,Zygentoma" /></a></figure> Ctenolepismatinae,Firebrat,Lepismatidae,Netherlands,Thermobia,Thermobia domestica,Zygentoma Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Thermobia domestica

Rather bad photo of a "Firebrat" (Thermobia domestica) - a species that used to be common in hot places in human buildings, around ovens and furnaces etcetera, but is quickly disappearing due to improved isolation and hygiene.
Here is a collage with s little more detail:

Thermobia domestica Head-n-tail Collage of problematic low res images showing a little more detail of head and tail of this Firebrat:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/46879/thermobia_domestica.html Ctenolepismatinae,Firebrat,Lepismatidae,Netherlands,Thermobia,Thermobia domestica,Zygentoma

    comments (3)

  1. Such an extraordinary series of insects, love it! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Satisfying work to add lots of otherwise seldom documented species ... will keep on going for a while with that ;o) Posted 2 years ago
      1. I'm very happy you say that, because that is what JungleDragon is all about. Posted 2 years ago

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The firebrat is a small hexapod similar to the silverfish, both in the order Thysanura.

Firebrats prefer higher temperatures and require some humidity, and can be found in bakeries and near boilers or furnaces. They feed on a wide variety of carbohydrates and starches that are also protein sources such as dog food, flour and book bindings. They are distributed throughout most parts of the world and are normally found outdoors under rocks, leaf litter, and in similar environments, but.. more

Similar species: Silverfish And Firebrats
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2016.