Subject:  Weirdest bug I have ever seen
Geographic location of the bug:  Roan Mountain, TN
Date: 10/11/2021
Time: 06:04 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I have never seen anything like this.  The front legs are thick with little appendages on the end.
How you want your letter signed:  Kimberly Koontz

Mole Cricket

Dear Kimberly,
This is a subterranean Mole Cricket and it uses its front legs to very effectively tunnel underground.  They spend most of their lives underground, so though uncommon, they are not rare, and they are found all around the world, including Namibia, Iraq, South Africa and Australia as well as the continental United States.

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