What are these insects on my hops

Asked June 16, 2020, 3:43 PM EDT

Lower left corner...not the ladybugs. Are these insects bad for any of my produce?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

In your first photo, the insects in the lower-left corner are also lady bugs, they're just younger and in an earlier phase of development than the adults in the upper right.
I've attached an image of lady bug development from Ohio State University, also linked here: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-45

Lady bugs are beneficial insects that feed on aphids and some other insects that are harmful to plants. You can learn more about them and how to attract them here: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1604