Identification keys and general biology are given in Olberg (1959), Spradbery (1973), Richards (1980), Falk (1991), Yeo & Corbet (1995) and Archer (2000). This species is known as the Heath Potter Wasp.
From South Devon to East Sussex, and north to Buckinghamshire. There are historic records from West Cornwall, Wiltshire and Glamorgan.
Overseas found in many parts of Europe (Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary, former Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria) and Georgia and far-eastern Russia.