||The species has a very wide global distribution although its native range is not clear. It is widespread from the United States across the tropics to southeast Asia; widespread in tropical and subtropical Asia. In China is it recorded from a number of provinces (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), and from Bhutan, India (Kashmir), Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam; tropical Africa (Senegal to Ethiopia and from northern Somalia southward to the Transvaal and Namibia, throughout the South Sahelian and Sudanian ecozones and also on Sao Tome and Madagascar including Zimbabwe and Mozambique), southwest Asia, Australia, Pacific islands, and South America.
In Australia, it occurs as far south as northern New South Wales and the northern parts of the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
Australia (New South Wales, South Australia); Bhutan; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang); India (Jammu-Kashmir); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mozambique; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sao Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé); Senegal; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; United States; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe