Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species can be found in North Africa, Southern Europe, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Middle Asia through Afghanistan, and North-Western China and Tuva. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies C. b. armena Jachontov, 1911, which occupies wide variety of grasslands from 600 to 2500 m a.s.l. The Hermit uses various Gramineae as host plant. It gives one generation per year and the butterflies are recorded on wing from late June till late October.
Population dynamics: The species is slightly uncommon to common within typical habitat, showing stable population trend during 2003-2013 (p>0.05). It appears that quite high adaptability of Hermit towards selection of the host plants gives it some advantage and helps to survive in conditions of intensive grazing, although it should be mentioned that its abundance is low at the areas of obviously degraded habitats.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern conventions, however it is assessed for European Red Book as Near Threatened. However the evaluation of Hermit's conservation status in Armenia suggests it as Least Concern. The species occurs in vast majority of Protected Areas, Emerald Sites, and Prime Butterfly Areas, and at current there is no need for special conservation measures, however it is important to continue its monitoring to track the population trend and to better understand conditions of grassland ecosystem.