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At present, mainland and islands from Spain to Greece and Bulgaria, British Isles, W France, rapidly expanding its range in Central Europe (Falkner 1990: 192).
Native to: SW Europe (Altena 1966).
Introduced to: California, Canary Ids, South Africa, other parts of Europe (Altena 1966); USA (urban garden, Washington, DC) (Reise et al. 2005); Ireland, W Britain, W France, Sweden, Finland, and spreading (Kerney & Cameron 1979).
Type Locality: Italy: Sicilia, Palermo.