Knowles (2009) provides guidance on the identification of this species within the T. figulus-group. It is likely to be well-represented in collections under T. figulus sens. lat. and there is a need to re-examine all old material.
In Britain this species is concentrated in the south-east of England, with scattered records westwards to Cornwall, south Wales and across to the south Midlands and East Anglia. There is an isolated record from eastern Scotland. Not known from Ireland or the Channel Islands.
Dollfuss (1991) states that it is known from the central and western Palaearctic, with the exception of north Africa. The Natural History Museum (London) collection includes specimens from Greece, Cyprus, Palestine, Israel and Turkey.