Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species has a wide distribution as far south as North Africa, northwards throughout Europe to the Arctic and eastwards across Asia ti China and Japan. It also has subspecies in North America. In the UK it is rare and restricted to Chalk downlands of southern England. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies H. c. pallida Staudinger, 1901, which lives in subalpine grasslands at the elevation range from 2000 and 2800 m a.s.l. The species uses wide variety of Graminaea as a host-plant. The butterflies are on wing from late June till late September in one generation.
Population dynamics: The species is rather rare within its typical habitat, nevertheless the records’ number is sufficient for computation of the 2003-2013 population trend, which appears to be stable (p>0.05). The justification of the latest is probably in the species’ adaptability and opportunity of shifting between the host plants.
Conservation measures: The Silver-spotted Skipper is evaluated for the European Red Book as Least Concern, but is not is not included in IUCN and National Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern Conventions. Preliminary assessment of its status in Armenia also suggests Least Concern. In some extent, the distribution range of the species is covered by Protected Areas, Emerald Sites, and Prime Butterfly Areas; despite on that significant portion of its range is located in the pasture lands. Therefore it can be concluded that at current there is no necessity for conservation measures. However it is important to continue the monitoring of the species, as a grasslands’ indicator, which can show an intensification of the grazing practices. The monitoring is also important because the Silver-spotted Skipper is represented by regionally endemic subspecies.