Insect identification

Asked September 14, 2018, 7:13 PM EDT

These were on the hops leaves in our Milwaukie backyard. What are they. Thank you!

Clackamas County Oregon beneficial insects ladybug pupae lady beetles

1 Response

Lucky you! Those are lady beetle pupae, the life stage just before they transform into adults. More than likely, they were present because your hops had aphids.

See "Beneficial Predators Fight Garden Pests" - http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=24098