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Entomology Fish/Bug Emblem

March 12, 2010

I’ve been tossing this idea around in my head for a while now about designing something like the Darwin version of the christian fish symbol, but with an entomology slant.  As luck would have it, a freind of mine at work has a machine that makes chrome plated emblems for cars and whatever else one would put such a thing on, so I sketched out my idea and asked him if he could make me a prototype.  Just yesterday he cranked it out and so I’m unveiling it here:

My friend is also an incredible artist, and he vastly improved my original design.  I am really happy with how it came out.  I’m planning on ordering some more.  I’ll probably give a few away for free, so if anyone wants one, post a comment on this blog entry and I’ll send you one in the mail – first 5 comments only.  Actually, it may take a while to have more made, so be patient.  After you make a comment, email me at http://www.entophile@gmail .com and let me know how I can get the emblem to you.  They are about 5 inches long.  If you’d like to check my friend’s website where you can have your own custom emblems made, then go to

37 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2010 1:25 pm

    lol. this is great.
    so playful

    • corycampora permalink
      March 13, 2010 12:09 pm

      Glad you like it. I’ll send you one!

  2. Charles Pikcunas permalink
    March 12, 2010 4:10 pm

    Great idea!!! Would love to have one of the free ones you are offering. But shouldn’t the feet
    be pointed forwards? Or did I miss the joke?

    Chuck Pikcunas
    POB 4191
    Kailua-Kona, HI 96745

    • corycampora permalink
      March 13, 2010 12:09 pm

      Thanks for the feedback – soon as I get the next batch I’m sending you one.

  3. Charles Pikcunas permalink
    March 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    Ooops! Now I got it. The “tail” has become the antennae. Guess I need stronger coffee in the morning.

  4. March 12, 2010 5:14 pm

    Oh! Me me me!!! I want one!

    The only thing I can think of better than a Darwin Fish is a Darwin Fish with a bug theme.

    Love it!

    • corycampora permalink
      March 13, 2010 12:11 pm

      Well, at least there are three people that like it! I’ll send you one also.

  5. Martin Hauser permalink
    March 14, 2010 3:07 am

    That one is awesome, would be perfect on my car…. are you going to sell some? I know several people who would love one (including myself)..


  6. corycampora permalink
    March 23, 2010 1:59 pm

    My friend who makes the car emblems is in Japan for a couple of weeks, so it might be a while before I can get more made. Don’t worry, I’ll send as promised – it might just take longer than I anticipated.

  7. March 27, 2010 6:47 am

    By my count, I got here just in time. I’d love one!

    • March 27, 2010 3:28 pm

      Email returned – you can send it to:
      Ted C. MacRae
      700 Chesterfield Parkway West
      Chesterfield, MO 63017


      • corycampora permalink
        April 6, 2010 10:22 am

        Thanks for stopping by! Sorry the email didn’t get through. As soon as my order is completed and I receive the next batch of Ento-fish emblems I’ll send one to you in the mail.

  8. April 6, 2010 3:44 pm

    I’m not fishing for a freebie, but wanted to pitch in a kudo. Nice!

    • corycampora permalink
      April 10, 2010 11:00 am

      Hi Jim – thanks for the kudo. Hope to see you in Hawaii again sometime! I have a feeling I’m going to have extras of these entomology fish, so don’t be surprised if you find one in your box one morning at NCSU.

  9. April 17, 2010 6:46 am

    I’d love to buy one for my high school classroom. My field biology students would love it!

    • corycampora permalink
      April 17, 2010 5:39 pm

      No worries, since its for a biology class, I’ll just send one to you in the mail once I get the next batch (which hopefully will be in the next week or so). You can email the mailing address to .


  10. corycampora permalink
    April 25, 2010 7:13 am

    OK – New Ento-fish are in.

    I’m getting them in the mail on Monday.

    So far I’m sending to TGIQ, Ted, Chuck, David, and Caitlin.

    There were a few others who expressed interest but I received no address.

    • April 25, 2010 12:12 pm

      Spectacular – I’ll be looking forward to its arrival!

    • Martin Hauser permalink
      April 25, 2010 6:53 pm

      If you would send me one it would be awesome:
      Martin Hauser
      Associate Insect Biosystematist
      California Department of Food and Agriculture
      Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch
      3294 Meadowview Road
      Sacramento, CA 95832-1448

      Thanks a lot,

  11. April 25, 2010 2:32 pm


  12. Squishy permalink
    May 3, 2010 11:09 am

    I caught this post late! I’m so sad. But I love the emblem, are you planning on having any made for sale?

    • corycampora permalink
      May 3, 2010 5:37 pm

      I have some extra if you want one. Just give me an address to send to.

  13. May 3, 2010 6:37 pm

    OMG I LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!! It’s going on my car today! And will be the subject of an ode or sonnet or something on an upcoming blog post! Thanks so much!

  14. May 5, 2010 8:00 pm

    Got mine, too! Pretty cool. The big question is where to put it. Right now Entofish is living next to the clock but I suspect it will live in several different places before it finds the perfect place in the lab. Thanks so much!

  15. May 6, 2010 1:54 pm

    That is fantastic! If there is one or two still available I’d be willing to buy them! Fantastic idea!

  16. May 6, 2010 5:29 pm

    Hey, Cory. Got the Ento Fish in the mail. Thanks.

    Bragging about Cory: Cory is a B. S. Zoology grad from my dept at N C State Univ. Occasionally we have something to brag about, in this case a Neo-Ento-Michelangelo!


  17. Allison Baxter permalink
    June 3, 2010 6:38 am

    Are there anymore available!? I’d love to purchase one!

    • corycampora permalink
      June 4, 2010 12:00 pm

      Sure – I still have some left to give out. I’ve found that it is much more fun to give them away than to sell. Just tell where to send. If you’d rather not post your address here, you can email me at

  18. July 8, 2010 6:33 pm

    Got mine in the mail and am in awe! Thanks so much, and I am now the envy of my lab mates!

  19. Kimberly Thompson permalink
    August 2, 2010 6:06 pm

    Howdy!! I’d love to have one of these! I just graduated w a BS in Entomology from Texas A&M and I (of course) I love me some bugs. 🙂 Do you have anymore??


  20. Kimberly Thompson permalink
    August 2, 2010 6:08 pm

    I’d love to have one of these!! I just graduated from Texas A&M w a BS in ento and love me some bugs! Lemme know if you have anymore!!


    • corycampora permalink
      August 11, 2010 7:38 am

      Hi Kimberly – drop me an email at with a mailing address and I’ll send you one. Congrats on becoming a new entomologist!

  21. August 11, 2010 8:16 pm

    Hi Cory- Thanks a million! I got mine in the mail last week and I love it. Thank-you for your generosity.

  22. September 13, 2010 6:44 pm

    I love this emblem! Is it possible to order one? I would be happy to plug it on my FB site, Dr. Art Evans, entomologist” too.

    • corycampora permalink
      September 18, 2010 11:22 pm

      I’d be happy to send you one. I will try to get the latest batch out this week.

  23. Dawn Ladigo permalink
    October 3, 2010 6:35 am

    I don’t know where my daughter, (a freshly graduated entomologist from Texas A&M) saw this emblem, but she put a large picture of it on my desktop with the caption, “I WANT THIS!!!” Do you have any available to order? She would be so thrilled…thanks!

    • corycampora permalink
      October 5, 2010 6:32 am

      Sorry about that…i think she may have already put in request. I just haven’t gotten around to getting the latest batch mailed out. I won’t be back home for another week, but when I get back I’ll send her one.

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