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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flagGermany
21%
17%
48%
11%
96
flagthe United States
28%
15%
46%
8%
257
flagItaly
30%
7%
53%
7%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
22%
45%
11%
154
flagNorway
40%
9%
45%
4%
22
flagCzech Republic
9%
36%
45%
9%
11
flagPoland
30%
17%
42%
8%
6261
flagCanada
28%
14%
42%
7%
14
flagSweden
50%
8%
41%
0%
12
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
35%
35%
14%
14
flagFrance
42%
4%
33%
19%
21
flagIndia
40%
17%
29%
9%
74
flagUnknown
42%
17%
17%
20%
35
flagthe Netherlands
53%
11%
15%
19%
26

Gender

men41%
women39%
Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
30%
36%
Diptera (flies)
19%
15%
Coleoptera (beetles)
42%
39%
rodents
7%
8%

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