Andrei Sourakov hiking in CaliforniaCollections Coordinator
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710

Ph. D. (1997) in Entomology, University of Florida

Select Recent Publications

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Most cited: Lukhtanov V. A., A. Sourakov, E. V. Zakharov, and P. D. N. Hebert, 2009. DNA barcoding Central Asian butterflies: Increasing geographical dimension does not reduce the success of species identification. Molecular Ecology Resources. 9: 1302-1310. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02577.x


Book of Caterpillars coverJames D, Albaugh D, Cammarata B, Field R, Greeney H, Hortsman J, Morgan S, Pittaway T, Scott JA, Sourakov A, Townsend M, Wolfe K. 2017. The Book of Caterpillars. A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. (James DJ, editor). Un. Chicago Pr. 656pp.


Recent Curatorial Activities

See Florida Museum’s PR release on donation of Knudson/Bordellon collection to the University of Florida


TV 20 special coverage of the project

Recent Blog Posts

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My work featured in Florida Museum’s Science Stories:

Jul 25, 2017

Leopard Moth, Lepidoptera Photo

The Giant or Great Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia, has very distinct coloring, from its bright white wings with dark spots…

Jul 21, 2017

Morpho peleides, Lepidoptera Photo

Blue morpho (Morpho helenor peleides, or sometimes just Morpho peleides) are native to tropical Central and South America, and are very…

Jun 23, 2017

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Red-spotted purple, Limenitis arthemis astyanax, is a North American brush-footed butterfly with a wingspan of up to 3.5 inches. The upper…

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