Identification keys and general biology are give in Morgan (1984), Kunz (1994) and Mingo (1994).
Cornwall to Kent and north to East Norfolk. There is one old record from North Wales. Found in the Channel Islands but not in Ireland.
Overseas, occurs in many parts of Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, former Czechoslovakia, former Yugoslavia, Greece, Cyprus), North Africa and Asia (Uzbekistan, Siberia and Manchuria).