Around this time of year in upstate NY, the population of the invasive Japanese beetle explodes! They destroy leaves and can really harm a lot of the plants we have growing naturally around here. Thus, it was with great delight that I fed two of them to my Sarracenia purpurea today. The quickly drowned, the plant has food, and my raspberry bush is safe. I chose the purpurea because I knew it would kill the beetles relatively quickly, without them chewing through the leaf. So far so good!
Have any of you guys ever fed the little pests to your plants? How did the plants respond? Were they digested?
Surely I can't be the only one looking at the beetles as plant food!