Thysanura are wingless insects (within the Subclass Apterygota) and posses three filaments at the end of the abdomen, two are cerci and the central filament is known as an epiproct.

The bristletails include the familiar Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) which has silvery scales on its body and likes human dwellings where they eat starchy food such as paper.

A photograph of a Silverfish (_Lepisma saccharina_).

Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are commonly found inside houses.

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