Crabro decoratus (SMITH,1856); Crabro gracilis (EVERSMANN,1849); Crossocerus ornatus LEPELETIER & BRULLÉ,1835; Sphex palmarius (SCHREBER,1784); Crabro scutatus (FABRICIUS,1787); Crabro scutellaris (GIMMERTHAL,1836)
A small black solitary wasp. Identification keys are given in Yeo & Corbet (1995), Lomholdt (1984) and Richards (1980).
Local in England, mainly in the south and east. Richards (1980) adds Isle of Man and Dumfries, but these records cannot be traced.
Overseas, recorded from Europe, Central Asia and North China.