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Insect and Spider Identification: Centipede or Silverfish

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sarahlynn26
Barry's Bay
Canada

October 23, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9313381

How do you determine the difference between a young (does not yet have all its long legs) Centipede and Silverfish. Are there any other insects that look the same? Thanks
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 23, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9313412

Silverfish - like all true insects, - have no more than six true legs, and only on their thorax. Centipedes have at least eight legs at any stage of development, with each body segment bearing one pair of legs.

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