Flyspeck on a record of the New York State Court of Judicature, Albany Pleadings of Attorney Visscher, now held by the New York State Archives. (Courtesy of Geof Huth)n.a deposit or accumulation of insect waste on an item’s surfaceShockey 2003, 72Dark brown flyspecks were found throughout the drawing, but were concentrated in the upper right corner.Johnson et al. 2005Quillwork was cleaned with deionized water to remove flyspecks and grime.AIC/BPG 2021Flyspeck ¶ A dark brown or black accretion of fecal matter produced by insects. Flyspecks appear a[s] small, round, convex droppings; they are often found in clusters. The material is quite acidic and damage caused by staining and deterioration of the support is often irreversible.