This species reproduces by thelytokous parthenogenesis and so all individuals are female (Wahis & Durand, 2004). References to the male are based on misidentifications. The female is a rather large, black wasp with strongly bifasciate wings and thus superficially resembles a Dipogon species. However, the hind tibia has the pronounced scale-like teeth typical of Priocnemis.
Only known in Britain from two examples taken in the late nineteenth century: Lyndhurst, South Hants, 1893 and 1899, by Miss Chawnor.
Overseas it occurs in southern and eastern Europe, North Africa and the Levant (Wolf, 1972). The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Sardinia and the Czech Republic (Wahis, 2011)