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Appearance:About 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, somewhat “carrot-shaped” from above;
gray or silver in color; three filaments extend from rear.
Habits:Nocturnal; move swiftly, can jump; found where there is excessive humidity;
are attracted to books, wallpaper and other paper products that have a high starch content.
Diet:Prefer starch, paste, glue; paper products of all kinds; starched textiles.
Reproduction: 2 to 3 month reproductive cycle; lay about 50 eggs per batch; live 2 to 2.5 years.
Other Information:Thought to belong to one of the most primitive existing insect orders, more than 400 million years old.

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