Pie Chart of Relative Biodiversity

Pie chart of approximate relative diversity

This pie chart illustrates approximate relative biodiversity of insects to other species groups. As can be seen from the chart, insect diversity surpasses that of all other groups. The generally quoted figure for described species is 1.4 million, of which 1.1 million are animals. It is estimated that insects make up to 75% of that 1.1 million, however, with large stretches of tropical forests still awaiting research and exploration, the actual numbers are likely to be significantly higher.