Bristletail
Order Microcoryphia

bristletail
The small Bristletail is found all over the world (24 species in NA alone) and although it seems a
little creepy, somewhat  resembling a silverfish, it is considered harmless.  It feeds mostly on moss,
lichen and decaying plant matter.  I saw my first Bristletail at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City,
Utah.  This one was on Antelope Island in Davis County, Utah.  © Carol Davis 5-31-2009

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