A genus of wingless thysanurous pests having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining machines and terminated by seven unequal bristles. A typical species (Lepisma saccharina) is situated in houses, and often injures publications and furniture; it nourishes on starch and consumes sized paper and starched garments. Known as additionally shiner, silverfish, silver witch, gold moth, and furnishings bug.
the conventional genus of Lepismatidæ, having three long and four quick caudal filaments, lengthy antennæ, therefore the human anatomy flat and scaly.
type genus associated with Lepismatidae: silverfish