Crabro anxius (WESMAEL,1852); Crabro ovatus (SCHULZ,1906); Crabro punctum (ZETTERSTEDT,1838); Crabro shuckardi (SMITH,1856)
Some authors (e.g. Lomholdt, 1984 and Dollfuss, 1991) cite the authority of this species as Lepeletier and Brullé (1834), although other works (e.g. Bitsch & Leclercq, 1993; Richards, 1980 and Fauna Europaea) favour the later publication date.
This species is reasonably common in the extreme south and south-east of England, but very much more patchily distributed across the rest of England and Wales, with only a few records for central Scotland and none for Ireland.
The species is found throughout Europe, eastwards to Kazakhstan, with an emphasis on central and northern Europe but often rather sparingly recorded.