A southern species which can sometimes be locally frequent. It is found from Cornwall to Kent and north to Lincolnshire and the West Midlands. It occurs in south Wales but not in Ireland or Scotland. Also found in the Channel Islands: Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey.
This is a Western Palaearctic species, found from the Azores and the Canary Isles, eastwards through north Africa, to Asia Minor and the Levant, and north as far as southern Sweden (S P M Roberts, pers. comm.).