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frass

 (frăs)
n.
Debris or excrement produced by insects.

[German, feed, result of eating, insect damage, from Middle High German vrâz, from Old High German frāz, from frezzan, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

frass

(fræs)
n
(Biology) excrement or other refuse left by insects and insect larvae
[C19: from German, from fressen to devour]
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To find them, look for leaf damage or little spots of frass (insect droppings).
frass and residue from predated seeds) was often observed, the herbivores themselves were only recovered on 4 occasions, 3 times from control plants, and once from plants with ants excluded.
Larval tunneling produces frass that consists of feces and wood fibers like sawdust.
It's all of their frass, the bug poo, falling through the canopy of the trees," said researcher Patrick James from Universite de Montreal.
While a book about dung may not be everybody's cup of tea, this represents a treasure trove of unusual biological detail that's packed with various details about droppings, from a dung identification guide that covers guano, frass, and scat to discussions of dung feeders, dung communities, and conflicts among dung harvesters.
According to previous research, Monodontomerus parasitoids appear to be highly attracted to olfactory cues emitted by host frass and cocoons (Filella et al.
If frass touches the caterpillar's food, it spreads diseases to the caterpillar.
Relative prey abundance using caterpillar frass (droppings) was calculated.
Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
Furthermore, the frass produced over 72 h and the initial and final weights of the larvae were also measured.