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Silverfish

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Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) Dead skin eater.

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Gegat / Silverfish bug ( Lepisma saccharina)

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Silverfish *Lepisma saccharina*

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A bug in the bath silverfish Lepisma saccharina

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Silverfish Lepisma saccharina

A silverfish is a small, wingless insect in the order Zygentoma. Its common name derives from the animal's silvery light grey color, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements, while the scientific name indicates the silverfish's diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.
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