The Turkana ecosystem is home to a wide range of species, including many different kinds of insects.
One of the challenges of understanding biodiversity is the fact that many species have not yet been classified, and are in general poorly known or studied. This is true for most of the remote, tropical areas of the world. As a biologist working on insects, it can sometimes seem overwhelming when one is confronted by the incredible diversity of living things that you have to start making sense of. Yet this is a first essential step in asking questions in ecology and evolution.