Hipparchia parisatis (Kollar, 1849) White-edged Rock Brown, Бархатница парисатис, Պարիսատիս
Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found in Asia, including Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkestan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, the Palestinian Territories, India, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies H. p. macrophthalma Eversmann, 1851, which mainly occupies semi-deserts from Western regions to Southern and South-eastern parts of Armenia, thus occurring in elevation range between 400 and 1200 m a.s.l. The particular host-plants are not known, although in artificial conditions the females have been laying down eggs on various Gramineae. The butterflies are on wing from early July till mid October in one generation. Population dynamics: The species is quite common within typical habitat, showing stable population trend in the period of 2003-2013 (p>0.05). It appears that grazing in the semi-desert regions, which mainly takes place in early spring, doesn't influence the reproductive cycles of the species.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global, European, and National Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern Conventions. Assessment of its conservation status suggests it as a Least Concern. At current the species' distribution is covered by several Protected Areas and Emerald Sites, also the White-edged Rock Brown is presented in Agarak, Meghri, Kaladash, Shvanidzor, Gnisheek, and Ourtsadzor Prime Butterfly Areas. Thus there is no necessity for development of additional conservation measures for the species, and continuation of its monitoring is necessary just to track its population trend and to response accordingly if the trend is changing.