and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in Transcaucasia, Iran, Iraq, South-eastern Turkey. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies iphias Eversmann, 1851. The species inhabits arid sparse woodlands, desert and semi-desert areas. Host plants are Poaannuaand other grasses. In Armenia the species is distributed mainly in dry semi-desert areas of the country regardless to the kind of semi-desert. In southern and south-eastern Armenia it climbs up to juniper woodland zone, while in western regions of the country moves up to dry mountain steppes. It occupies elevation range from 380 to 1500 m a.s.l. Flight period lasts from early May to late June, sometimes to early July in single generation.
Population dynamics: As many other Coenonympha species it occur with relatively high abundance within a typical habitat and its density is higher in southern Armenia than in central and western regions of the country. Population shows increase which is mainly result of species adaptability to the dry habitat conditions from one side and desertification of the habitats from another.
Conservation measures: The species has not been evaluated for IUCN Red List as well as for Red Book of Butterflies of Europe. Its evaluation for the Red Book of Animals of Armenia shows that species can be listed as Least Concern. Also it is not a subject of CITES or Bern Convention. Therefore there are no specific conservation measures for the species required, however its monitoring can give a necessary information of desertification of habitats and on influence of climate change on that process, as the species is specialized for dry conditions and can follow the process of aridization.