Photo of the Week – March 16, 2018

Ok, here’s a little nature puzzler for you.  In today’s post, I’m including three photos from 2017 that have something in common.  Are you sharp enough to figure it out or will you need someone to point it out to you?  (Hint, the answer is not that they are all animals, live in prairies, or have legs and eyes, though all of those are true.)

These red beetles are often found feeding on milkweed plants.
This speedster was photographed in the Nebraska Sandhills.
This beetle is one of many insect species that often feed on the pollen of sunflowers.

Given the level of expertise within this blog’s readership, I figure someone will come up with the answer a few minutes after I post this.  If you think you know the answer, please put it in the comments section.  I’ll keep an eye on the comments and reply when someone’s got the answer I’m looking for.  Have a great weekend!

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7 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – March 16, 2018

  1. Laura Domyancich March 16, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    All of those creatures have “horn” in their names!

    • Chris Helzer March 16, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Good grief. Less than a minute! Well done, Laura.

  2. Karen Harris March 16, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Laura beat me to it!

  3. Mace A. Hack March 16, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    They all have “horn” in their names

  4. marianwhit March 18, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Are they all native as well?

  5. Carrie Bauers March 30, 2018 / 11:39 am

    You can sure tell where I am in my seventh grade ecology unit because I immediately thought ‘They are all Primary Consumers!’


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