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Silverfish on toilet paper, SEM

Silverfish on toilet paper, SEM

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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina), coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM), on toilet paper. The silverfish is a primitive insect that has remained unchanged for millions of years, and is considered a living fossil. The silverfish is so named because it is covered in tiny shiny scales. It is a common household pest, feeding on starches in food, books and clothes.

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