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Just sharing some of the stuff I encounter during my job as an entomologist with the Navy.

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  1. Ken Collins permalink
    November 18, 2010 12:55 am


    Cool blog and nice photos. I haven’t seen you since the ESA meeting in Atlanta. Sounds like you have a great job. Send me an email.


  2. Anthony Benitez permalink
    May 5, 2011 12:21 am

    Hi Cory,

    I’m doing a project on the Marianas Eight Spot Butterfly and was wondering if I could have your permission to use the photo you took of it. If you can, could you send the original photo to my email ( Of course, you will be credited and I could send you a copy of the finished species description.

    Thank you and hopefully you get this on time,

    Anthony Benitez

    • corycampora permalink
      May 5, 2011 11:47 am

      Hi Anthony – just sent you some images. Good luck with your report, Cory.

  3. Frank Baer permalink
    May 30, 2011 9:44 pm

    Why doesn’t my Random House Unabridged Dictionary have an entry for “Entophile” (I probably know why) or “entomophile”?
    Are bug-lovers destined to go nameless as a group or am I looking for love in all the wrong places?

    • corycampora permalink
      June 3, 2011 4:54 pm

      I also see “insectophile” floating around out there – (was trying to think of something more witty to respond with, but no luck – sorry.)

  4. October 18, 2011 10:40 pm

    Hi Cory, I’m an entomologist in a graduate student society that raises money for outreach programs and scholarships. One outlet for fundraising is tshirt sales. We’d like to reprint a design we created that was inspired by your “I’m an entomologist” tshirt. Can we have your permission for reprinting a similar design?
    Tim Jordan
    WB Alwood Society

    • corycampora permalink
      October 19, 2011 5:47 am

      No problem, Tim – thanks for asking. I’m happy to know that I inspired somebody! Feel free to use a similar design – and good luck with your fund raising.
      Anyway, that particular design is based on the common “Relax, I’m an Doctor (insert any other occupation)” design – I just put an entomology spin on it.


  5. Patrick Chee permalink
    October 2, 2012 11:24 am

    Hi Cory!

    Great running into you at the Conservation Conference. Hope all is going well!


    • corycampora permalink
      October 4, 2012 6:02 pm

      Hi Pat – yes, likewise for me. Things are going OK – thanks for reminding me that I need to start posting again on this blog!

  6. February 1, 2016 9:46 pm

    Would love your feedback on some insect shirts–can you check out and let me know how you think I can improve sales–what species etc. would you like to see?

    • corycampora permalink*
      April 29, 2016 10:58 pm

      Hi Cheryl – so sorry for the late reply. I haven’t been checking this blog for a while, but have recently been thinking about getting back into it. Anyway, I’ll check out your site and shirts and get back to you! Thanks for the message. Cory

  7. Tim permalink
    February 18, 2016 4:21 am

    Hi Cory,

    I work for a television production company in London making a science television show for Discovery Channel. We’re interested in featuring one of your YouTube videos of termites following a line of ink – would you be able to email me at

    Many thanks


  8. Orin A McMonigle permalink
    May 17, 2016 2:35 pm

    I wanted to ask about borrowing a pacific cockroach photo with attribution but can’t find an e-mail or other way to write you.

  9. Natasha permalink
    April 17, 2022 4:27 am

    Good evening Dr Cory – I would like to reach you via email if possible. Please advise who I could contact you. My email is

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