Crabro bidens (HALIDAY,1833); Crabro bison (COSTA,1884); Crabro laeviceps (SMITH,1856); Crossocerus leucostoma misident.; Coelocrabro leucostomoides (RICHARDS,1935); Crossocerus niger LEPELETIER & BRULLÉ,1835; Crossocerus rufipes LEPELETIER & BRULLÉ,1835; Crabro zaidamensis (RADOSZKOWSKI,1887)
Richards (1980) states that it is common throughout the British Isles. However, current records show that it is very thinly distributed in Scotland and with only a few east coast sites in Ireland. Also present on the Isles of Scilly, Guernsey and Sark. Lomholdt (1984) considered the species to be widespread in Europe, although generally missing from the Iberian Peninsula, the Balkans and Asia minor. It has also been recorded from north Africa, Iran and northern Japan.