Sphecodes variegatus HAGENS 1882; Sphecodes divisus HAGENS 1882; Sphecodes valesianus FREY-GESSNER 1903
This bee strongly resembles Sphecodes geoffrellus (Kirby) and S. miniatus von Hagens and is sometimes best identified from the male genitalia. It has been recorded more frequently in the last two decades.
Found from the Isles of Scilly to Kent and north to Yorkshire and Northumberland. Also from Wales and one out-lying location in Scotland, near Edinburgh. It is present on the Isle of Man, where a large form has been found.
Abroad, a Palaearctic species found widely throughout most of Europe and north Asia as far east as Mongolia.