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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
Thanks, Peter,

That's apple peel chips, not frass, analogous to wood shavings. (Hymenoptera produce liquid faeces, so far as I have observed, so don't need fibre ).

I appreciate it isn't poop, but I believed frass was also used for the leftovers from wood-borers - which I guess is also not excreted. I simply extended that to apple boring. A step too far

But it is hard to describe the partially chewed pile of apple fruit fibrous mass in one word.

But I shall not be searching google as they already have a huge dossier on me.
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