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White- fringed beetles are brownish gray in color, and they do have wings, but the wings are fused together so they cannot fly. There are no male white-fringed beetles, only females. Adult white-fringed beetles eat over 170 different types of plants, and while larvae they eat the roots of over 400 plants. These beetles emerge during late spring to lay eggs, and only one generation of white-fringed beetles is produced each year.

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