Bristletail

7037.      I found it dead in my house, I am wondering what it is? Montréal, QC. Canada

Number 7037. This is a bristletail (order Zygentoma) in the family Lepismatidae that has lost its scales and some of its appendages. It might be either a firebrat (Thermobia domestica) or a silverfish (Lepisma saccharinum); both are cosmopolitan nuisance pests – Click here for more detailed information.