Meaning of white-fringed beetle

white'-fringed bee'tle

Pronunciation: (hwīt'frinjd", wīt'-), [key]
  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.
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