Sphex signata Panzer, 1798, Vespa pratensis_homonym Geoffroy, 1785, Mellinus bipunctatus Fabricius, 1798, Philanthus bilineatus Gravenhorst, 1807, Prosopis albonasata Strand, 1912, Prosopis pratensis var nigrifacies Alfken, 1913, Prosopis berlandi Benoist, 1943, Hylaeus signatus berlandi (Benoist, 1943)
A large Hylaeus that is most often found at flowers of mignonette and weld.
Widely distributed throughout much of southern and central Britain, including the Channel Islands, but very local (though sometimes numerous where found). There are no records for Scotland or Ireland.
Its wider distribution encompasses much of Europe, North Africa and Anatolia (Koster, 1986). Recently found on Madeira (Smit & Smit, 2003).