The Lives of Moths by Dr. Andrei Sourakov, University of Florida

September 9, 2023

The fall season began with Dr. Andrei Sourakov of the McGuire Center at the Florida Museum, Affiliate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida, and author of the book "The Lives of Moths: A Natural History of Our Planet's Moth Life “ (available on Amazon). We drew moths, copying museum samples to sharpen our naturalist observational skills. We looked at moth wings and scales using microscopes. Finally, we observed a wide variety of living moth caterpillars on their preferred food sources.