Which animal order has the most species?

Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Diptera (flies)
Coleoptera (beetles)
rodents
Almost 25% of all known types of animal life-­forms are beetles. About 40% of all de­scribed insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are dis­cov­ered fre­quent­ly. It is widely accepted that the total number of all beetles species (in­clud­ing the un­de­scribed ones) is higher than one million.

Answers distribution

Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
Diptera (flies)
Coleoptera (beetles)
rodents
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
9%
18%
72%
0%
11
flagthe United States
29%
15%
46%
8%
272
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
22%
45%
10%
185
flagNorway
37%
12%
45%
4%
24
flagGermany
25%
17%
44%
11%
109
flagCanada
27%
16%
44%
5%
18
flagItaly
35%
7%
50%
7%
14
flagPoland
31%
17%
41%
8%
8203
flagRepublic of Ireland
11%
35%
41%
11%
17
flagCzech Republic
8%
41%
41%
8%
12
flagSweden
42%
14%
35%
7%
14
flagFrance
42%
4%
33%
19%
21
flagIndia
40%
19%
27%
8%
81
flagUnknown
43%
19%
24%
12%
400
flagthe Netherlands
51%
9%
24%
15%
33

Gender

men36%
women38%
Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
35%
36%
Diptera (flies)
18%
16%
Coleoptera (beetles)
36%
38%
rodents
8%
8%

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