From wiki: "Harmonia axyridis is a large coccinellid beetle originally native to eastern Asia, but which has been introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids
and scale insects."
I figured they were good as they didnt seem to be putting holes in my plants or anything. I guess all the little white "pods" from the aphids are maybe the dead ones these guys have been munching on. Either way, there still isnt enough of them as the top of my Willamette is almost dead now.
They are all over the place though and range from about 1/8" to 1/2" in length.