Crabro spinosus Fabricius, 1775; Mellinus tricinctus Fabricius, 1793; Vespa trilineata Turton, 1802; Nysson geniculatus Lepeletier, 1845; Nysson malaisei Gussakovskij, 1932
Much information on the behaviour of Nysson and related genera is given by Evans (1966), although the nomenclature is now out of date.
Widespread in England and Wales, from Cornwall to Kent and north to Durham. There are several recent records from Scotland, from Ayrshire to East Ross. Also east and south-west Ireland (Richards 1980). Abroad, the species is found in most European countries, in Siberia east to Primor'ye, and Japan (Lomholdt, 1975-76).