Else & Edwards (in press) will cover this species. It has also been covered in several other works, including Banaszak & Romasenko (2001) and Amiet et al. (2004).
In mainland Britain there is a record (attributed as 1850) apparently from either Walmer or Deal in East Kent (Else & Edwards, in press). More recently, two examples from gardens in Leicestershire have been taken by Chris O’Toole (2004 and 2008) at trap-nests. These bees may have been accidentally imported through lorries carrying wooden pallets from the continent (O’Toole pers. comm. in Else & Edwards, in press). Establishment of discrete populations from these apparently imported bees into the local area cannot be ruled out. It is also known from Jersey on the Channel Islands (Richards, 1979).
On the continent it is a widely distributed bee found across much of Europe from Denmark and Germany to Spain, and Turkestan in northern Asia to Syria further south. It is also found in north Africa.