Dr. Andrei Sourakov

Andrei Sourakov profileCollections Coordinator
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
Florida Museum of Natural History
3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2710
Email: asourakov@flmnh.ufl.edu

Ph. D. (1997) in Entomology, UF

Select Recent Publications:

Sourakov, A., D. Plotkin, A. Y. Kawahara, L. Xiao, W. Hallwachs, D. Janzen. 2015. Tropical Lepidoptera Research. On the taxonomy of the erythrina moths Agathodes and TerastiaPDF

Sourakov, A. 2015. News of Lepid. Soc. Gynandromorphism in Automeris io (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). PDF

Sourakov, A. 2015. Tropical Lepidoptera Research. Temperature-dependent phenotypic plasticity in wing pattern of Utetheisa ornatrix bella... PDF

Sourakov, A. 2015. J. Nat. Hist. You are what you eat: Native versus exotic Crotalaria species (Fabaceae) as host plants of the Ornate Bella Moth…

Matos-Maraví, P., R. N. Águila, C. Peña, J. Y. Miller, A. Sourakov, & N. Wahlberg. 2014. BMC Evol. Biol. Causes of endemic radiation in the Caribbean: evidence from the historical biogeography and diversification of the butterfly genus Calisto

Sourakov, A. 2013. J. Nat. Hist. Two Heads are better than one: False Head allows Calycopis cecrops to escape Predation by a Jumping Spider…

Most Cited Publication:

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


“Insects and Plants”   (This course will be offered again in the spring 2017) Past Course Syllabus -PDF

Individual Studies in Entomology” (contact me if interested)

Recent Curatorial Activities:

Digitization of Irving Finkelstein Collection


Butterfly Gardens at Local Schools



 Featured in Florida Museum’s Science Stories:


Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications – PDF