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
7%
28%
64%
0%
14
flagGermany
22%
17%
49%
10%
123
flagthe United Kingdom
22%
20%
47%
9%
211
flagCanada
26%
15%
47%
5%
19
flagthe United States
28%
16%
46%
8%
293
flagAustralia
36%
9%
45%
9%
11
flagNorway
40%
12%
44%
4%
25
flagPoland
31%
17%
42%
8%
9061
flagCzech Republic
8%
41%
41%
8%
12
flagItaly
33%
13%
46%
6%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
36%
36%
10%
19
flagFrance
40%
4%
31%
22%
22
flagSweden
50%
12%
31%
6%
16
flagPakistan
30%
10%
30%
30%
10
flagthe Philippines
50%
10%
30%
0%
10
flagAustria
50%
0%
30%
20%
10
flagthe Netherlands
45%
10%
29%
13%
37
flagIndia
42%
18%
27%
7%
92
flagUnknown
42%
19%
25%
12%
443

Gender

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

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