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

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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.


6 articles, and over 100 photographs in Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2008. (Capinera, J.L., editor). Springer. 4,346pp, 128 color plates.







Recent Curatorial Activities

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


Ep. 251 – A Florida Moth Keeping Invasive Species in Check

Ep. 274 – Hollow Trees = Habitat

Recent Blog Posts

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My work featured in Florida Museum’s Science Stories:

Jul 17, 2013

Exotic plants affect native moth

Florida Museum of Natural History researcher Andrei Sourakov has a soft spot for small, winged creatures, and an extraordinary commitment…

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