As one of the more recently defined taxa (Blüthgen, 1953) this species has rather more taxonomic stability than other species within the genus.
This species is restricted to southern England, with the majority of records coming from south of the River Thames between Kent and Hampshire. There are also scattered records for Devon, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and East Suffolk. Richards (1980) additionally lists Queens County (Leix), Ireland.
This species is known across northern and central Europe.