Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Western China. In Armenia the species is distributed only in the South-eastern region, where is found in mosaic orchards of Meghri and Agarak towns at the elevation range between 600 and 900 m a.s.l. Possibly the species occurs also in riparian forest along Araks River at Armenian-Iranian border, but lack of opportunities to investigate the area causes absence of the data. In other parts of the species range in the world, it is known that its host plants are belong to Graminea - Aeluropus spp and Panicum spp. however in Armenia the host plant remains unknown yet. The species gives probably three generations per year, since the butterflies are observed on wing from late April to early October.
Population dynamics: The species has very low occurrence within its typical habitat, therefore the number of records is insufficient for computation of the population trend. It appears that the evidence of species survival is caused by rigorous terrain of the region, which traditionally has determined the mosaic structure of the orchards, and existence of wild patches between the cultivated lands. Therefore, possible further intensification of fruit and vegetable production can cause the extermination of the native spots and lead to extinction of the species in Armenia. Another threat to the species comes from use of pesticides aimed at control of some fruit pests, but also resulting in declining of other insects of orchards and related habitats.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, but was evaluated in European Red Book as Least Concern. Also the species is not included in CITES and Bern conventions. Preliminary evaluation of the species' conservation status for Armenia suggests it as Endangered. At current, none of the species' distribution ranges covered by Protected Areas, however part of it was included in the Emerald Site Zangezur, as well as in Prime Butterfly Areas Meghri and Agarak. Among proposed conservation measures it is suggested: (1) development of a management plan for Zangezur Emerald Site; (2) development and introduction of the concept of mosaic orchards aimed at balancing production with the number of natural pollinators including butterflies; (3) detaining distribution of the species in the orchards of Meghri and Agarak towns and identification of the ownership of those lands; (4) development and implementation of local farmer support program aimed at transfer of the orchard and garden management from traditional into organic or permacultural.