Competition 2023 – Photography – 18 and over – Frank Ashwood – (3) Silverfish (Lepismatidae)

By Frank Ashwood

These silverfish appeared to be clinging together inside a small, clayey nest structure, and refused to abandon each other when a camera lens pointed in their direction. Some of their brilliant silver scales have rubbed off, which may indicate moulting is about to take place.
Competition: 2023 - Photography - 18 and over
Insect order: Silverfish and firebrats
Species: Silverfish, Lepismatidae
Picture taken in: Australia

Third image