Geographic location of the bug: Colorado. On daughters back-up wheel chair tire in a closet
Time: 05:12 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: About 2 pencil leads wide and 1” long. Symmetrical like a pine cone. Beige/tan in color.
How you want your letter signed: Good bug?
This is not a pupa. These are the eggs of a Katydid. Katydids generally lay eggs on twigs, but they will use other locations. We do find it odd that the eggs were found in a closet and we suspect they were laid prior to the wheel being placed in the closet. Katydid eat leaves and flowers from many garden plants, and though they will damage individual leaves and blossoms, their feeding does not have a detrimental effect on the plants.
Thank you so much for responding back! We can’t figure it out either since that set of wheel chair tires have been in that closet for over 7 years. Anyway, thx to you, the mystery is solved.