I have a nice D. filiformis var. tracyi that has divided quite a bit since I got it. It does a great job at catching its own food, especially mosquitoes during the night.
Anyway, there is this type of moth species (that is really beautiful, mind you) that likes to lay eggs on my large grapevine every spring. When summer rolls along the larvae hatch and munch away at the grapevine. So... unfortunately I find myself scraping eggs off leaves, killing larvae, and squishing adult moths before they get a chance to mate/lay eggs.
Yesterday afternoon, I found an adult moth and decided to give it to my D. filiformis as a snack. I placed it on the dewiest portion of the plant near the center. The D. filiformis is in the back yard near the grapevine.
Well, I woke up this morning and lo and behold! I found at least half a dozen more moths stuck on the D. filiformis. The one I feed to it during the afternoon must have been a female and must have been releasing pheromones to attract males for mating. The males must have followed the pheromone trails and got caught in my plant.
I fear that even more moths may come overnight tonight. Do you guys think I should remove them or do you think the plant will be able to handle it? I don't want the leaves to turn black and die due to too much prey...
Here are some pictures: