John, Paul, George and Ringo arenshyt the only Beatles with a reputation for mind-altering experiences, it seems. According to Science News (via The Free Library), Japanese Beetles are prone to tripping out, too: on geraniums.
Popillia japonica, a.k.a. the scourge of rose lovers the world over, have been shown to have a particular predilection for the narcotic properties of geranium petals. Apparently, the beetles shynever learnshy and keep returning to get pickled on pelargoniums. This ainshyt no summer of love, though: bugged out bugs tend to lay only half as many eggs as their buddies who werenshyt given narcotic nourishment. Good news, then, for rose gardeners who believe that prevention is better than cure.