In older literature this species has been referred to as Chrysis osmiae Thomson. Identification keys and general biology are given in Morgan (1984), Falk (1991) and Kunz (1994).
Scotland only: Morayshire (Aviemore, Loch Garten), East Perth (Blair Atholl) and Wigtownshire (Whithorn). Very rarely seen.
Overseas: Fennoscandia, central Europe and the Pyrenees, Poland, north China, Korea, Japan.