Apis aenea LINNAEUS 1758; Apis superbus HARRIS 1776; Apis muraria RETZIUS 1783; Apis cuprea GEOFFROY, 1785; Andrena cupraria WALCKENAER 1802; Osmia purpurea CRESSON 1864; Osmia rustica CRESSON 1864; Osmia melanippa SPINOLA 1808; Osmia dutti COCKERELL 1922; Apis cyanea FABRICIUS 1793
Widely distributed in England and Wales as far north as Westmorland. Locally common but rarely abundant. Not known from Ireland or the Channel Islands. An Holarctic species, occurring throughout much of Europe from southern Fennoscandia southwards to the Mediterranean, and east to Greece. Also North Africa, central Asia, and North America.