I've found these (what appear to be eggs) attached to an apple tree in central Utah USA.

Image of unidentified eggs on a tree branch

The eggs are less than 1/2cm in length, have a waxy appearance and are attached to the branch at one end. Visually and tactilely they are quite similar to lentils.

I thought they were Box Elder bug eggs, but after a google image search I am convinced that is not what they are. What are they?


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They look just like katydid eggs.

Image for comparison from the Missouri Botanical Garden: enter image description here

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    – tyersome
    Apr 26, 2020 at 5:27

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