How many species of butterflies and moths exist?

about 1500
about 15 thousand
about 150 thousand
about 1.5 million
Butterflies and moths are found on all continents except Antarctica, and scientists estimate that there are approximately 12 000 species of butterflies and 150 000 species of moths. There are still thousands of moth and butterfly species that have not been found or described by scientists. In the United States and Canada, more than 750 species of butterflies and 11,000 species of moths have been recorded
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about 1500
about 15 thousand
about 150 thousand
about 1.5 million
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flagthe United States
4%
13%
68%
13%
44
flagGermany
5%
15%
50%
30%
20
flagPoland
13%
10%
43%
32%
1789
flagAustralia
0%
6%
40%
53%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
12%
31%
46%
32
flagIndia
10%
12%
30%
46%
49
flagGreece
18%
18%
27%
36%
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