How many species of beetles are present on the Earth?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 weeks ago

How many species of beetles are present on the Earth?
 
(a) 3,00,000
 
(b) 30,000
 
(c) 3,000
 
(d) 300
 
I have been asked this question in an interview.
 
The doubt is from Biodiversity Basics in chapter Biodiversity and Conservation of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 weeks ago

Right option is (a) 3,00,000
 
The explanation: Beetles are a group of winged insects and eat almost everything. They are prominent decomposers, and there are approximately 3,00,000 species of beetles on the Earth.