Order Zygentoma: The Silverfish & Firebrats


Once in an order called Thysanura, the Archaeognatha (bristletails) were recognised as a separate order of insects to avoid confusion. There is one family Lepismatidae in this order of insects, and 2 species in Britain.

Family Lepismatidae


Silverfish Lepisma saccharina

Silverfish
(Lepisma saccharina)