This large and readily identifiable pompilid would not be easily overlooked and is now probably extinct in mainland Britain. The species is, however, still recorded in the Channel Islands.
Known in mainland Britain only from two nearby Dorset sites, in 1934 and 1938. A male and a female were taken at the first site (Spooner, 1937) and a single male was taken at the second site, also by G M Spooner (Falk, 1991).
The species occurs in central and northern Europe, and central Asia (Wolf, 1972).