A small, stem nesting solitary wasp. Identification keys are given in Yeo & Corbet (1995), Richards (1980) and Lomholdt (1984).
Widely recorded from England and Wales north to Cumberland, though Richards (1980) gives "north to Inverness" and indicates that the species has been recorded from Fermanagh in Ireland. The somewhat disjunct distribution of the mapped records suggests that the species may be under-recorded in the Midlands.
Overseas this species is found throughout Europe eastwards to Japan.