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Common Silverfish - Lepisma saccharina

Common Silverfish - Lepisma saccharina
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
April 4, 2006
Size: about 8 mm
Am I right in thinking that this is a Common Silverfish? I found it indoors.


image use
Hi Nolie,
This is really a great image. My writing partner and I have written a book about household bugs, and would love to use this terrific image in our book. I couldn't find any contact info for you, so I am trying to get a hold of you here. Would you be so kind as to contact me at so we can further discuss this? Your work would be a great addition to our project, and we would be very excited to use the image.

Thank you,

Joshua Abarbanel

It looks right
and size seems to rule out other possibilities - see guide page. Moving to guide.

Common Silverfish
Thank you, Hannah.


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