Crossocerus punctata ŠNOFLAK,1948; Crossocerus snoflaki ZAVADIL,1948; Crossocerus vicinus DAHLBOM,1842
A small black solitary wasp. Identification keys are given in Yeo & Corbet (1995), Lomholdt (1984) and Richards (1980).When using Yeo & Corbet (1995) or Richards (1980), it should be noted that Crossocerus congener (Dahlbom) has recently been added to the British species list. C. congener is very similar in appearance to C. podagricus but has only been recorded on a very few occasions. Critical determinations for C. podagricus are best made using Lomholdt (1984).
A common species, recorded throughout much of England and Wales.
Overseas recorded from Scandanavia, across much of Europe to Central Asia and Japan. Doubtfully reported from northern Africa.