How Big Is Silverfish?

Silverfish are small insects that live on food. They have metallic scales and a thin body. In addition to causing damage to furniture, silverfish have been known to eat books, wallpaper, and cardboard.

A female silverfish can lay up to 30 eggs at a time. These eggs are often laid in cracks and crevices. The eggs are oval in shape and about a millimeter in size.

The adult silverfish is about half an inch in length. It has a shiny, metallic body with three bristle-like appendages at the end of its body.

While silverfish can be found in many areas, they are most commonly found in the kitchen, bathroom, and basement. They prefer dark, moist places with warm temperatures.

Silverfish are nocturnal. Their mating behaviors are very complex. When a male comes into contact with a female, he taps her with his antennae to start the process. The female then picks up the package with her ovipositor.

After the female lays her eggs, they are typically deposited one or two at a time. The eggs take about 19 to 43 days to hatch.

Once they do, silverfish nymphs are born. Unlike adults, nymphs are smaller and lighter in color. Eventually, the nymphs will grow to look like adult silverfish.

Adult silverfish can live for up to four years in a good habitat. To survive, they eat starch, carbohydrates, and proteins.

As adults, silverfish are also prone to molting. Adult silverfish can molt between 25 and 66 times in their lifetime.