Everything About Silverfish

Silverfish


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Silverfish, common name applied to wingless insect capable of extremely fast movement, belonging to the bristletail order. The bodies of silverfish are covered with silvery scales, are tapered, and terminate in three long, jointed bristles. Silverfish are common household pests in North America, feeding on starchy materials such as wallpaper, books, or starched clothing. They have been known also to cause serious damage to rayons.

Scientific classification: Silverfish make up the order Thysanura of the class Hexapoda.

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