Andrei Sourakov

luna moth caterpillar

Luna moth caterpillars vs. brown anoles

Luna moth larva showing protective spines. Florida Museum photo by Andrei Sourakov Florida Museum researcher Andrei Sourakov recently published a paper in t...
Great leopard moth

Leopard Moth, Lepidoptera Photo

The Giant or Great Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia, has very distinct coloring, from its bright white wings with dark spots or rings, to its large abdomen wh...
Blue morpho wing

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 popular in our Butterfly...
Calisto hysius butterfly

Calisto hysius, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

Calisto hysius is a small butterfly endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies, with a wingspan of only 0.8 inches or 2 centimeters. While it ha...
Io moth

Automeris Io, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

The Io moth (Automeris io) is widespread in a great deal of eastern North America, and despite its diminishing population, is still one of the most recognized m...
Bella moth

Bella moth keeps invasive plant at bay

The bella moth, pictured on the flower of an exotic Crotalaria retusa, is changing the plant's ecology as it feeds on the seeds of this invasive plant. Florida...
Bella moth

Exotic plants affect native moth

Museum volunteer Logan Locascio collects plants from the genus Crotalaria outside the Florida Museum on Hull Road near 34th Street. Florida Museum of Natural H...