EWWWWWWWWW we just found one of these in the apartment and it was so gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Erik dispatched it with a few well-aimed sprays of Simple Green (who knew?), followed by some well-aimed thumps of his composition notebook (oh dear), and a wad of Kleenex. Then he found the above link on Wikipedia so now we know what it was, and that it probably helped keep our apartment free of spiders, roaches, and silverfish. Oops. Well, it was creepy-looking. Next time we will capture it and take it outside, which is what I normally do with insects anyway.
Ewwwww I feel soooo crawly now.
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com. Very recently my youngest sister Al found one of these in her grad-school apartment and sent me a photo freaking out about it. Fortunately she did capture hers and remove it, instead of killing the poor thing!]