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March 24, 2017 at 09:09 AM EDT


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Kara Danvers is going to be facing one bad pest problem on Supergirl, as her latest villain has been found.

EW can confirm that Justice Leak (Powers) has been cast in the role of the villainous Hellgrammite, an alien that Supergirl will be chasing in the CBS drama’s freshman series.

In the comics, Hellgrammite is actually entomologist Roderick Rose who, thanks to some experimentation, is transformed into the insect-like villain who draws his name from the actual hellgrammite bug. Hellgrammite’s comic-book powers include super-strength, improved jumping — or hopping, in this case — and can produce cocoons to imprison foes or even transform them into larvae versions of himself. Those with an aversion to bugs may not want to look too deeply into the character’s origins.

Hellgrammite also appeared in animated form in the Justice League: Unlimited and Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoons.

Other Supergirl villains already cast include ReactronSupergirl premieres Monday, Oct. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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