Another of the three large species of Priocnemis with plentiful erect hair on the face and propodeum (subgenus Umbripennis. P. susterai may occur anywhere among the much more frequently found P. perturbator. Identification is given by Day (1988).
Widely distributed through southern and central England, and north to north-east Yorkshire. Also occurs in two areas of Wales.
Widespread in central and western Europe (Wolf 1972).