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An unusual bug was found in a woman's garage in Dyersburg.
The Tennessee woman said she had never seen one before, so she took it to the Dyersburg State Community college.
There it was identified as a mole cricket.
The Dyersburg State Gazette reports mole crickets typically live underground and rarely come out.
Mole crickets are relatively common, but because they are nocturnal and spend nearly all their lives underground in extensive tunnel systems, they are rarely seen.
The mole crickets are the family Gryllotalpidae, in the order Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts and crickets). Mole crickets are cylindrical-bodied insects about 3--5 centimeters long, with small eyes and shovel-like forelimbs highly developed for burrow.