Alien Creatures Photo
- Hi Chris, I am on Ode Group now. WOW, looks Alien to me.
My thoughts on your photo:
Looks like the last exoskeleton or can we call it exuvia as well in
other insects as we do in dragonflies?
Anyway it looks like incomplete metamorphosis.
After some research I believe these Aliens are Silverfish, but it
would be nice to know how long they are? Photos are deceiving. The
description calls out <20mm in length, I believe 25.4mm is 1 inch, to
late in the evening to double check.
Insect species that undergo incomplete metamorphosis include
silverfish, mayflies, dragonflies, damselflies, stoneflies,
cockroaches, termites, praying mantids, earwigs, grasshoppers, stick-
insects, web-spinners, booklice, parasitic lice, true bugs and thrips.
Less than 20mm in length, wingless, with three 'tails' or cerci and
bodies covered in tiny silver scales. Eyes, if present, are on
opposite sides of the head. Live in plant compost, caves and animal
burrows. Eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. Some pest
species eat paper and glue. Predators are mainly spiders.
Final research source came from:
On the World Wide Web
See you Saturday at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum for the Dragonfly
Thats my best guess! Maybe someone else that is good at this can
proof me wrong