Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Turkey, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, S.Russia. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies E.c. roxandra (Herrich-Schäffer, ). The larval host-plants are probably various Poaceae, including Poa annua. The species is widely distributed in Central, Northern, and Southern regions of Armenia, where inhabits mostly forests and meadows in the elevation range from 1800 to 2300 m a.s.l. The butterflies are on wing from early July until mid August. In summer they are often observed on flowers, in hot time they prefer shaded areas under tree canopies or in high grasses.
Population dynamics: The species is not uncommon within typical habitat and they often make relatively high concentrations. However it appears that the species is rather sensitive towards environmental changes and especially towards changes of shade and humidity. Larval host plants are consumed by livestock in the areas of outrun type of livestock husbandry. Therefore, they potentially are influenced by overgrazing, which removes the larval host-plants, mowing, which decreases shade and removes the flowers important for additional feeding of imago, and forest logging, which removes shade and in larger scale can influence the humidity of the micro-biotope.
Conservation measures: The species has not been evaluated for IUCN and for Armenian Red Lists, and it is not included in CITEC and Bern Convention. However, it was evaluated for European Red List of Butterflies and received a status of Least Concern. The current population trend and the biological peculiarities of the species at National level propose the preliminary status of the species as Vulnerable. Therefore it is very important to reassess the species in at least a regional scale, since change of its conservation status can result in number of other changes in the forestry and pasture use policies. Drawing of such attention towards species might lead to the process of its inclusion into Bern Convention, which in its turn will produce necessity of appropriate coverage of its distribution range by Emerald Sites. Of course, at current some populations of the species are protected in Khosrov Nature Reserve, Dilijan National Park, Zangezur Biosphere Complex, Gnishik Community-managed Area, however significant portion of its population is still requires better coverage by conservation management activities. The species is presented in Lichk, Gyumorats, and Gnishik PBAs.