In the British Isles this species is known only from Guernsey and Sark in the Channel Islands, although it only colonised there quite recently; the first record being from Guernsey on 2nd July 1997 and on Sark in September 2006 (the late C David, pers. comm.).
The world range of this bee is Trans-Palaearctic, extending from Fennoscandia to Iberia, east to China (Ascher & Pickering, 2012). It is also known from North Africa (Morocco).