Crazy fast insect in my house, WHAT IS IT?!?!

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I saw this thing BOOKIN' IT on my desk about 20 minutes ago! I mean this thing was FAST!!! It could go about 4 feet in under a second!

I trapped it and threw it outside, but WHAT THE HECK IS IT?!

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Isn't that a silver fish? I'm not sure though .. I thought that's what they looked like. Whatever it is ... ick!!
 

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nasty. How big was it?
(when I read the title, I thought it would be a centipede, they are pretty fast too, but no, I don't recognize this one)

Oh and this is the perfect place for questions like yours:

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/


I hate bugs, but love that site.


Let us know if you find out.


edit: looks like THIS, it's some kind of beach cockroach.


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I'ts no longer than a quarter!

Isn't that a silver fish? I'm not sure though .. I thought that's what they looked like. Whatever it is ... ick!!
I think you're right.
 

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yep, silverfish. My guess was wrong, your bug has 3 'tails', so no beach roach but a silverfish....

god, love that bug-site...:)





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Looks kinda like a normal silverfish but it has those crazy little spinys all over it. Those things are poisonous if eaten from what I recall.
 

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I'ts no longer than a quarter!

I had no idea that a macro shot. When I first read your post, I was picturing a foot long alien/centipede thing running across one of those room-sized desks. :lol:
 
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I had no idea that a macro shot. When I first read your post, I was picturing a foot long alien/centipede thing running across one of those room-sized desks. :lol:

lol, actually, that's a 100% crop from a shot off of the 17-55.

pretty crisp eh?
 

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