Pemphredon concolor SAY 1824; Pemphredon cressoni DALLA TORRE 1897; Pemphredon luctuosa SHUCKARD 1837; Pemphredon morio CRESSON 1865 preocc.; Pemphredon ocellaris GIMMERTHAL 1836; Pemphredon pacifica GASSAKOVKIJ 1932; Pemphredon provancheri DALLA TORRE 1897; Pemphredon shawii ROHWER 1917; Pemphredon tinctipennis CAMERON 1908;
This is the sole British representative of the subgenus Pemphredon, a group which has had a little more taxonomic stability than the other subgenera (Cemonus and Ceratophorus).
A widespread species, recorded from England, Wales, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
It occurs throughout Europe and the Palaearctic across to the Far East, with records from Turkey, Iran, Mongolia and Japan. It is also found in North America, Canada and Mexico (Bitsch et al. 2001).