Lepismatidae

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Lepismatidae (suborder Zygentoma, superfamily Lepismatoidea) A family of insects which includes some common and cosmopolitan household pests (e.g. Lepisma saccharina, silverfish), which feed on food scraps, carbohydrate and dextrin compounds, glues, and sizes.

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