The species occurs from Madeira to North Africa and Europe east through Western Siberia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Kazakhstan to the Primorskye region of far eastern Russia, Sakhalin Island and China. It has apparently been introduced to the Korean Peninsula, India, Canada, the United States and Argentina. In Europe, it occurs more or less throughout except for the the far north. It is found at Hula Plain in Palestine (Feinbrun-Dothan 1986).
It is common in Turkey where it is found in: Kırklareli: Lüleburgaz; İstanbul: Bebek; İstanbul: Hünkar İskelesi to Beykoz; Trabzon: Araklı to Trabzon; Eskişehir: Boz Dağ N of Eskişehir, 1,000 m; Aydın: Söke; Muğla: d. Marmaris, Gökova; Isparta: d. Eğridir, Pazarköy, 1,100 m; Adana: c. 7 km from Pozantı to Belemedik, c. 800 m; Hatay: Iskenderun (Davis 1965-1985); Edirne: Kara Lake; Kırklareli: Hamam Lake (Tülüce Lake); Balıkesir: Kuş Lake (Manyas Lake); Adapazarı: Sapanca Lake; Adapazarı: Tekke Lake; Bolu: Efteni Lake (Melen Lake, Gölyaka Lake); Bolu: Yeniçağa Lake (Reşadiye Lake); Samsun: Ladik Lake; İzmir: Sazlı Lake; İzmir: Cumalı Thermal Springs; Denizli: Işıklı Lake; Denizli: Gök Lake; Konya: Akşehir Lake; Kırşehir: Seyfa Lake; İzmir: Pamucak swamp; Aydın: Atburgazı swamp; Muğla: Akkaya water source; Muğla: Toparlar swamp; Konya: Beyşehir Lake; Konya: Kuğulu swamp; Konya: Sülüklü Lake; Hatay: Balık Lake; Adıyaman: İnekli Lake (Seçmen and Leblebici 1997); Afyon: Emirdağ, Çomaklı plateau, slopes, 1,800-1,900 m (Köse 2004); N of Kartalkaya, slopes, under Pinus nigra, 1,340 m (Ocak et al. 2008).
Albania; Andorra; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Chile; China; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Georgia; Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland), Kriti); Hungary; Iceland; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Ireland; Israel; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Japan; Kazakhstan; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Mexico; Montenegro; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Poland; Portugal (Madeira, Portugal (mainland)); Romania; Russian Federation (Central European Russia, East European Russia, European Russia, Kaliningrad, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, South European Russia); Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain (Baleares, Spain (mainland)); Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe); Ukraine (Krym); United Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland); Uruguay
Argentina; Canada; India; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; United States