Monday Night Mystery

What's this charming creature?

Ten points for the first person to get the family name right, too.

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It's a bristletail, so Archaeognatha, and I'm going to guess Machilidae but now that I've said it it'll probably end up being Meinertellidae.

A Ceti Eel, the last indigenous inhabitant of Ceti Alpha 5?

By MrIloveTheAnts (not verified) on 08 Feb 2010 #permalink


By Ainsley S (not verified) on 08 Feb 2010 #permalink

Lack of scales on the antennae suggests Meinertellidae.

Just spent a few months going through pitfall trap samples, and it was surprising how many of these popped up as bycatch.

By Pete Yeeles (not verified) on 08 Feb 2010 #permalink

Lepisma saccharina

No, I second MrILoveTheAnts.

It's definitely that thing Khan put in Chekov and the other dude's ears.