Taxon profile


Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Zygentoma »  family Lepismatidae »  genus Lepisma

Scientific synonyms

Tinea argentina Baker, 1780
Lepisma argentina (Baker, 1780)
Forbicina plana Geoffroy, 1762
Lepisma quercetorum Wygodzinsky, 1945
Lepisma quercetora Wygodzinsky, 1945
Lepism saccharifera N. Mohr, 1786
Lepisma semicylindrica De Geer, 1782
Lepisma vulgaris Scopoli, 1763

Other names

= Silverfish


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Related glossary terms

cosmopolitan distribution

Links and literature

EN Pest Information Wiki [Lepisma_saccharina]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [91644]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus, 1758]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Lepisma saccharina Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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