Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found in Asia Minor, the eastern Caucasus and Transcaucasia. In Armenia the species inhabits sub-alpine grasslands at the elevation range from 1800 to about 3000 m a.s.l. The host plants are several species of Astragalus. The species gives one generation per year, the butterflies are on wing from mid July till end of August depending on elevation.
Population dynamics: The species is quite uncommon within the core habitat, although the males often make aggregations at watering places. The population trend of the species during 2003-2013 demonstrates stability. Although the species' host plants are eatable for the livestock and therefore the species could potentially suffer from overgrazing, in reality it appears not being affected by that factor. It is possible that current low density of the species is a result of livestock husbandry pressure in near past, and now the species' abundance is in balance with the livestock husbandry.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global, European, and National Red Lists, as well as in Annexes of CITES and Bern Conventions. Preliminary assessment of the species' conservation status suggests it as a Least Concern. Distribution range of the species is partly covered by some Protected Areas and Emerald Sites. The species occurs in the following Prime Butterfly Areas: Lichk, Kajaran, Gnisheek, Artanish-Shorzha. The protection of the species doesn't require special conservation measures, however it is important to conduct the monitoring of this narrow distributed habitat specialist species, to track the environmental changes.