Apis fulviventris SCOPOLI 1763; Apis minimus HARRIS 1776; Apis obscura GEOFFROY 1785; Apis rufescens GEOFFROY 1785; Apis rufescens GMELIN 1790; Apis labiata FABRICIUS 1793; Melitta divisa KIRBY 1802; Andrena minuta FABRICIUS 1804; Sphecodes similis WESMAEL 1836; Sphecodes zablocki BLÜTHGEN 1923
Widespread in southern Britain, being found from the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall to Kent, north to Yorkshire and Cumbria. Also known from Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. It is not presently known from Ireland.
This is a Palaearctic species, found in south and central Europe east across Asia to Mongolia and south to North Africa (S Roberts pers. comm.).