Science

Crawlies with Cri: Bristletail (Order Microcoryphia)

Bristletail (Order Microcoryphia) (Photos by Christy Solo for the Illinois Valley News)

Don’t panic. This week’s crawly is not a silverfish. This week we revisit the bristletail (Order Microcoryphia) who we briefly met in 2016. It’s time to take a deeper look at these awesome, ancient critters.At about one inch in length, bristletails look like silverfish on steroids (silverfish are about one half the size of bristletails). The . . .