Southern England, south Wales and the Channel Islands (Guernsey: Richards, 1979). There are no records from Ireland. This is a very rare bee with few recent records, these originating from Swanage, Dorset (1970); Kimmeridge, Dorset (1971); Branscombe, Devon (1978); Trelerw, Pembrokeshire (1994); Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire (1995 to date); Brackley, Northamptonshire (1997); Colchester, Great and Little Wakering, Essex (1998); Dorking, Surrey (1998), Goring, Oxon. (2000 to date). Found throughout much of central and southern Europe, the range extending east to the former south-east U.S.S.R. and Asia Minor. The species is also known from North Africa (Morocco).