This insect was about 1.3 cm long and reddish brown in color. I has proportionately long antenna and possessed of two short tail appendages. I would guess it is in the earwig family, but the tail appendages doesn't match. I'd appreciate help with this one.
We found this insect on the kitchen counter in the town of Shell in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. It was calm until I got the camera and then went fast like lightening to get under the cupboard. Camera shy, I guess
This has been a puzzler. I was thinking earwig or some member of the order Archaeognatha. However in all these, the tail appendages don't match my photo. I believe I will go with Leuba's suggestion of an earwig (Dermaptera) and leave any further classification to the experts.