Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in South-eastern Europe, Asia Minor, Caucasus and Transcaucasia, Western Asia, Iraq, Iran, Northern Altai, Mongolia, and North-western China. Armenia is inhabited by nominate subspecies. It occupies almost entire country inhabiting wide variety of habitats from semi-deserts to sub-alpine meadows from 600 to 2,500 m a.s.l. The Lesser Fiery Copper uses number of host plants including Rumex, Polygonum, Limonium, and others. The species gives several generations per year flying from late April till late November. Number of annual generations decrease with increasing of elevation, thus high altitude populations give only one. Preliminary studies suggest existence of two species from the thersamon group in the country: L. thersamon and L. kurdistanica, which is though a subject of further investigations.
Population dynamics: The species has very low density even within typical habitat, however population trend during 2003-2013 demonstrates stability (p>0.05). It appears that the low density is normal for Lesser Fiery Copper, and that its high level adaptability and polyphagous behavior allow it to survive even the habitat transformations.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, but was evaluated for the European Red Book as Least Concern. Also it is not included in the CITES and Bern Conventions. Preliminary assessment of its conservation status suggests it as a Least Concern. The species is present in almost all the National Protected Areas and Emerald Sites, as well as in all the Prime Butterfly Areas. There are obviously no necessary conservation measures to be developed for the protection of the species, however it is important to continue its monitoring as a component of wide range of natural and transformed ecosystems.