Lepisma saccharina

I keep seeing silverfish! I think they're so cute and weird.


The scientific name for the species is Lepisma saccharina, due to its tendency to eat starchy foods (like glue, paper, photos, sugar, coffee, hair, carpet or even its own moulted exoskeleton).

They can go without food for a year.

They are nocturnal and can live for as long as 8 years(!?)

"Their mating ritual involves three phases, which may last over half an hour.
In the first phase, the male and female stand face to face, their trembling antennae touching, then repeatedly back off and return to this position.
In the second phase the male runs away and the female chases him.
In the third phase the male and female stand side by side and head-to-tail, with the male vibrating his tail against the female." LOL!?

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