The distribution of Zethus Fabicius, 1804, in the Oriental and Palaearctic regions is discussed, with special reference to the northeastern Oriental species. A newly discovered species, Z. velamellatus Tan, sp. n. from China (Zhejiang), is described and illustrated. The first key to species of Zethus Fabricius from China is presented. Zethus nigerrimus Gusenleitner, 2001 is recorded for the first time from China and redescribed.

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Keywords Zethus, China, key, new record, new species
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Journal Journal of Hymenoptera Research
Tan, J.-L, Carpenter, J.M, & van Achterberg, C. (2018). Most northern Oriental distribution of Zethus Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae), with a new species from China. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 62, 1–13. doi:10.3897/jhr.62.23196