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_JP_ 07-09-2011 10:32 PM

What's this bug? (pics)
The moth looking thing is bigger than a silverfly (and I haven't seen any eggs anywhere), and neither it nor the grasshopper looking thing seem to be eating the leaves.

They're both on multiple plants, and I've seen the grasshopper thing for a few weeks now, every time I go out to check on the plants.

Use the baby cones in the picture for scale.

Good or bad bugs?




Kaz 07-09-2011 11:16 PM

Pics kind of small...the moth looks like.....well, a moth. The greenish thing looks like some kind of predator...probably good for keeping down the aphid population.

samc 07-09-2011 11:51 PM

Yeah way too small to really tell. But I'd say Leafhopper.

theredben 07-10-2011 05:29 AM

If you are not seeing serious damage I would not worry about it.

_JP_ 09-01-2011 09:07 PM

Aww... my little grasshoppper (and his 2 friends!) is/are all grown up now that I fed him a steady diet of Cascade leaves over the past 2 months.

If you see these guys on YOUR hops, pull their legs off or something, unless you don't care about your plants.

I haven't got a single cone off this plant, yet my other ones have given me a bunch (for first year's at least). Luckily, on a few other plants I found a few praying mantises (manti?) and a couple geckos.

His last pose before he went to grasshopper heaven:


some more devistation:


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