Mimesa basirufa PACKARD 1867; Mimesa bicolor misident.; Psen dispar GUSSAKOVSKIJ 1937; Mimesa mallochi FINNMORE 1980; Mimesa nebrascensis SMITH 1908; Mimesa shuckardi WESMAEL 1852
A small, ground nesting red and black solitary wasp. Identification keys are given in Richards (1980) (as Psen lutarius), Lomholdt (1984) (as Mimesa lutaria) and Yeo & Corbet (1995) (as Psen lutarius).
Widely recorded from scattered localities in southern Britain and north to south Yorkshire.
Overseas found widely distributed throughout Europe and Asia through to Japan.