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Tenerife Insect I.D

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Old Sunday 17th November 2019, 12:01   #1
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Tenerife Insect I.D

I saw this on the wall of a stone building in Santiago Del Teide, Tenerife. This is a mountainous region on the west of the island. The main trees present were Canary Pines although some Olive trees and Uciliptis was in the immediate area.

As you can see it has alot going on. Even the barbs extending from it have yet smaller barbs running along them. I was able to identify almost every insect I came across in Tenerife however this completely threw me. Any help to identify it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)
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Old Sunday 17th November 2019, 13:16   #2
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Maybe an Earwig species?

Those long antennae may indicate that this species lives away from light?
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Old Sunday 17th November 2019, 13:21   #3
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In what world can this be an earwig species!??!
It's one of the Three-pronged Bristletails, Order Thysanura, wouldn't have a clue which species occur in that area though.
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In what world can this be an earwig species!??!
It's one of the Three-pronged Bristletails, Order Thysanura, wouldn't have a clue which species occur in that area though.
Perhaps in a World where people have the ability to communicate politely.
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Three-pronged bristle tails pointed me in the right direction thank you. Apparently considered pests in hotter climates and larger cousins of silver fish. Unsure of the specific species but alots been revealed to me

Appreciate giving it a go Andy A, cheers.
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