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Frass refers loosely to the more or less solid excreta of insects, and to certain other related matter. Contents. [hide]. 1 Definition and etymology; 2 Ecological considerations; 3 See also; 4 References. 4.1 Citations; 4.2 Further reading. 5 External links. Definition and etymology[edit]. Frass is an informal term and accordingly it ...


I have been under trees with good infestations of caterpillars where it almost appears to be raining, but the pitter patter on the leaf litter is not rain it is caterpillar frass. Frass actually is very important as it provides nutrients that will be readily available to the forests on the very next rain. I have often stopped and collected a ...


Jun 20, 2017 ... Take heart: The caterpillars' feast will be over by early July.


Sep 9, 2015 ... "It turns out that the caterpillar frass tricks the plant into sensing that it is being attacked by fungal pathogens and mounting a defense against them, thereby suppressing the plant's defenses against herbivores. Plants cannot defend against both pathogens and insect attackers simultaneously -- they must ...


Sep 15, 2015 ... "It turns out that the caterpillar frass tricks the plant into sensing that it is being attacked by fungal pathogens," study co-author Dawn Luthe, a professor of plant stress biology at Pennsylvania State University, said in a statement. [In Photos: Animals That Mimic Plants]. Corn plants can deal with only one kind ...


J Chem Ecol. 2015 Sep;41(9):781-92. doi: 10.1007/s10886-015-0619-1. Epub 2015 Aug 26. Maize Plants Recognize Herbivore-Associated Cues from Caterpillar Frass. Ray S(1)(2)(3), Gaffor I(2), Acevedo FE(3)(4), Helms A(3)(4), Chuang WP(5), Tooker J(3)(4), Felton GW(3)(4), Luthe DS(6). Author information:


J Chem Ecol. 2016 Nov;42(11):1130-1141. Epub 2016 Oct 4. Lessons from the Far End: Caterpillar FRASS-Induced Defenses in Maize, Rice, Cabbage, and Tomato. Ray S(1)(2), Basu S(3), Rivera-Vega LJ(4), Acevedo FE(4), Louis J(3), Felton GW(4), Luthe DS(5)(6). Author information: (1)Intercollegiate Graduate Program ...


We observed that caterpillar frass induced plant defenses are specific to each host-herbivore system, and they may induce herbivore or pathogen defense responses in the host plant depending on the composition of the frass deposited on the plant, the plant organ where it is deposited, and the species of insect. This study ...


Jun 30, 2007 ... Has anyone spiked with frass? My wife raises butterflies and we have goodly amounts of this stuff. Doesn't seem to smell and looks like soil. How about it, anyone?