Genus Ctenolepisma

Ctenolepisma longicaudata

Specimen photo from Sydney, but same species was received from Hobart.
Image by Graeme Smith, used with permission.
This is the species people commonly find in their houses, usually trapped in the bath because they cannot climb up smooth surfaces. Graeme Smith has never collected Ctenolepisma longicaudata in the wild.


Ctenolepisma longicaudata
Early July 2015
Bodylength over 13mm.

Early November 2019

Early instar nymph
Mid May 2013
Found indoors.