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white-fringed beetle

[ hwahyt-frinjd, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌfrɪndʒd, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun
any of several weevils of the genus Graphognathus, native to South America and now of southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S., whose larvae feed on roots and cause serious damage to a wide variety of plants.
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Origin of white-fringed beetle

First recorded in 1935–40
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