Apis aterrima PANZER 1798; Stelis moravica TKALCŮ, 1971; Apis contracta PANZER 1804; Stelis (Stelis) moravica TKALCU, 1970; Stelis beaumonti NOSKIEWICZ 1962;
The four species of Stelis which occur in the British Isles are all rare bees, in contrast to some other cleptoparasitic bee genera which contain species which are often locally common.
Widely distributed throughout much of southern Britain, from Kent to Cornwall, northwards to Gwynedd and Suffolk. In June 1974, the late A B Duncan collected several specimens of this species in his garden at Castlehill, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway. This is the only species of Stelis which is known from the Channel Islands, where it has been found on Jersey (date unknown - not mapped). The distribution map suggests a species that is in decline, with comparatively few recent records.