Over a quarter of all known animal species are beetles

There are 350,000 different species of beetles on Earth described so far, and many more that are still undiscovered. That’s more than 25% of all animals species and about 20% off all living species including plants!

Arguably the most successful animals on the planet, beetles are incredibly adaptable and can be found in almost any environment. They are also very diverse: the smallest species are just a few millimetres in size, whereas the largest can reach over 15 centimetres (six inches) long.