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Silverfish. Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Scanning electron micrograph of the head of a silver fish (Lepisma saccharina). They are small wingless insects that get their common name from their metallic silvery/blue scales and the way in which their abdomen tapers, giving them a fish-like shape. They are fast moving, crawling insects that like damp dark environments.


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