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Common Silverfish - Lepisma saccharinum

Common Silverfish - Lepisma saccharinum
Ailsa Craig, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
May 10, 2004
Size: about 10 mm
This could be considered another POES that had been missing from the Guide. It was eating a food scrap on our kitchen countertop. The dorsal flap overhanging the tail end isn't mentioned as a characteristic on any web site I found, but it can be seen in these photos: 1, 2, 3.
One or more of the tail filaments in those images seem shorter than they should be, perhaps broken off like this one's. Other silverfish photos by Troy, Richard Leung, and Tom Adams on the Zygentoma page have long tails and lines down the back, like the Four-lined Silverfish (Ctenolepisma lineata) shown here.

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