Identification keys and general biology are given in Morgan (1984) and Chapman (1870).
Widespread throughout southern England and north to North-east Yorkshire. In Wales, mostly confined to coastal areas. Also in the Channel Islands. Not recorded in Scotland or Ireland. However, as the range of its host extends into southern Scotland, this chrysidid might be expected further north.
Overseas, found in many parts of mainland Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Romania) and extending eastwards to the Caucasus, and southwards to North Africa.