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NYbirdEater
07-08-2004, 01:36 AM
The last 2 days during the hot humid nights here in southern NY I have seen these strange bugs climbing on the rock wall side of my patio. Never saw them before. I don't have a photo but I made a cheesy little photoshop sketch to get an idea (forgive the cheesy likeness:)). They are about 1/4" long with tanish body with symetrical black markings, their head is all tan, 2 antennas on the head abuot half the body size and one "hair" :? type of a thing coming off the back. No visible legs. The head is only a few millimeters wide and the body tapers to a point. Any ideas? :confused: Also I noticed a wolf spider munching on one.

Wade
07-08-2004, 08:46 AM
I'd guess it's a young silverfish (Lepismatidae) or a bristletail (Machilidae).

Wade