Lepisma saccharina


  • 1/2″ long. Torpedo shaped with 3 long bristles at end of abdomen.
  • Wingless with long antennae.
  • Silverfish — Silver–grey colour.


  • Eggs laid in crevices.
  • Adults live for 1–3 years.


  • Run quickly.
  • Silverfish favour moist, warm conditions.
  • Feed on food debris, starches and gums and are active at night.
  • Minor pests of kitchens, libraries and commercial premises.

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