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Lepisma saccharina Kollenberg Full view of Lepisma saccharina, found outside of human buildings in the Netherlands Geotagged,Lepisma,Lepisma saccharina,Lepismatidae,Netherlands,Spring,Zygentoma Click/tap to enlarge

Lepisma saccharina Kollenberg

Full view of Lepisma saccharina, found outside of human buildings in the Netherlands

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''Lepisma saccharina'', commonly known as a silverfish or fishmoth, is a small, wingless insect in the order Thysanura. Its common name derives from the animal's silvery light grey and blue colour, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name indicates the silverfish's diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.

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

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Uploaded Nov 27, 2016. Captured May 26, 2009 18:45 in Lahrhoeveweg, 6132 Sittard, Netherlands.
  • Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
  • f/3.2
  • 1/50s
  • ISO80
  • 6mm