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Silverfish

Scientific Name
Lepisma saccharina
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomy
(Thysanura: Lepismatidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Adult

Macrochaetae smooth, often bifid apically; last abdominal tergite elongate, with posterior margin truncate or feebly rounded; eyes present; scales present.

References

- Gorham, J.R. (ed.). (1987/1991). Insect and mite pests in food: An illustrated key, Vols. 1 & 2. United States Department of Agriculture, Handbook Number 655, Washington DC, 767 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
12/09/2011 11:50 AEST
Last Updated
10/04/2014 01:33 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) Updated on 4/10/2014 1:33:47 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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