Extinct in Britain. A single record from 1847. Else (1999) includes this species in the notes but not the key, although it should be included in his forthcoming monograph. A key is provided in Amiet et al. (2004).
In Britain it is only known from a single record at Weybridge, Surrey, in 1847.
On the continent it is known from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, south Russia, Switzerland and Poland. In Denmark it is noted as being common. Further afield, Megachile lapponica is found in the east Palaearctic region.