white-fringed beetle

[ hwahyt-frinjd, wahyt- ]

  1. 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.

Origin of white-fringed beetle

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby white-fringed beetle

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