Crabro pubescens (SHUCKARD,1837); Crossocerus diversipes HERRICH-SCHÄFFER,1841; Crabro inermis (THOMSON,1870); Crossocerus melanogaster KOHL,1880; Blepharipus nigricornis (PROVANCHER,1888); Crabro sambucicola (VERHOEFF,1891); Crossocerus verhoeffi TSUNEKI,1967; Crossocerus sudai TSUNEKI,1976; Crossocerus babai TSUNEKI,1979
Reasonably widespread across England, rather sparse in south Wales and not recorded in Scotland nor Ireland. It is listed from Ireland by O’Connor et al. (2009). It also occurs on the Channel Islands.
Elsewhere it is known across Europe from Spain, though rare there (Bitsch & Leclercq, 1993), east to Ukraine, northwards to Scandinavia and Siberia. It is also found in Algeria, Mongolia, China and Japan.