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Silverfish: They are Silver, but They're Not Fish

Silverfish and firebrats are about a half-inch long, wingless, flat insects with two long, slender antennae on the front and three long, slender "bristles" at the rear of a tapered, carrot-shaped body.  As a kid those three bristles held at right angles always seemed to add to my presumption that there were perhaps an alien listening device and not insects at all.  Most silverfish and firebrats are covered with scales (similar to those on butterfly wings) that have a silvery sheen in the case of silverfish.

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Beneficial Insect to Be Released in Allamakee County to Help Manage Emerald Ash Borer

July 28, 2016, 7:41 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Kevin Baskins, Laura Sternweis

Beneficial insects will be introduced next week at Mount Hosmer City Park in Lansing for the biocontrol of emerald ash borer. This control approach known as biological control reunites natural enemies with an invasive pest, in this case to help suppress EAB populations.

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