Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed from Balkan Peninsula to the east of Eurasia until Amur region. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies M. t. cribrelloides Warren, 1926). The Tessellated Skipper is an inhabitant of mountain meadows at the elevation range from 1800 to 2400 m a.s.l. For Armenia the Phlomis spp is known as the species' host plant, in particular the larvae have been detected at Ph.pungens. The species has one generation per year, which flies from early June till early August.
Population dynamics: The species is rather uncommon within typical habitat, and the population trend during 2003-2013 demonstrates stability (p>0.05). However, taking the high level specialization of the species and the fact that its abundance varies in disturbed and undisturbed areas, we suggest continuation of its monitoring as potential indicator of mountain meadows.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National red Lists, however it is evaluated for European Red Book as Least Concern. Also the species is not included in CITES and Bern Conventions. Preliminary assessment of its conservation status in Armenia suggests it as a Least Concern. The distribution range of the species is partly covered by some of Protected Areas, Emerald Sites and Prime Butterfly Areas. Although there is no necessity of urgent conservation measures, however we suggest to keep its monitoring, especially taking into consideration the that the population trend shows decline although not at statistical significant level.