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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flagItaly
25%
8%
58%
8%
12
flagGermany
21%
17%
49%
11%
95
flagthe United States
28%
15%
46%
8%
252
flagthe United Kingdom
20%
21%
45%
12%
150
flagPoland
30%
17%
42%
8%
6096
flagCanada
28%
14%
42%
7%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
16%
41%
41%
0%
12
flagNorway
45%
10%
40%
5%
20
flagCzech Republic
10%
40%
40%
10%
10
flagSweden
54%
9%
36%
0%
11
flagFrance
42%
4%
33%
19%
21
flagIndia
41%
16%
30%
9%
73
flagUnknown
35%
17%
21%
25%
28
flagthe Netherlands
56%
12%
12%
20%
25

Gender

men41%
women38%
Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies)
30%
36%
Diptera (flies)
19%
15%
Coleoptera (beetles)
42%
38%
rodents
7%
8%

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