Zethus (wasp)

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Zethus slossonae on Sagittaria blossom (7168575697).jpg
Zethus slossonae (Fox)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Eumeninae
Genus: Zethus

About 300 species

Zethus is a very large, mainly neotropical genus of potter wasps with some species representation also in the Nearctic, Afrotropical, Australian and Indomalayan regions.

The genus is subdivided into a few subgenera which nevertheless need a phylogenetic analysis in order to recognize their natural limits.

Species of Zethus[edit]

See the separate list of Zethus species.


  • Bohart, R. M. and L. A. Stange. 1965. A revision of the genus Zethus Fabricius in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae). Univ. Calif. Publ. Entomol. 40: 1-208.

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