Sistribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in Caucasus, Transcaucasia, North-eastern Turkey, North-western Iran. The know host plant in Turkey is Hippocrepis comosa, in Caucasus - Coronilla varia.In Armenia the species is widely distributed across the country, mainly occupying grasslands and scarce woodlands. It does not occur in dry semi-deserts, but occupies riparian forests and orchards in that zone, The elevation range of the species varies from 1200 to 2000 m a.s.l. Flight period begins in mid July and lasts until end of September in single generation.
Population dynamics: The species has high abundance in the typical habitat, and the population trend during 2003-2013 shows moderate increase (p<0.01). Although the species demonstrates some level of specialization at current there are no significant threats recorded. However, the species occupies wide variety of grasslands, where seasonal livestock husbandry is active. Due to lack of sustainable grazing practices in Armenia the pastures and the range-lands are usually overgrazed, which can have a negative impact on the habitat and potentially for the species.
Conservation measures: The species is not evaluated for IUCN Red List, for European Red List, and for Armenian Red Data Book. Preliminary assessment of the conservation status of the species for Armenia suggests it as Least Concern. The species is not included in the CITES as there is almost no trade of it, and also not included in the Appendices of Bern Convention. At current part of its range in Armenia is covered by Protected Areas and Emerald Sites. Significant portion of its habitat is within current community lands used as pastures and range-lands. Taking the level of specialization of the species into consideration we suggest it to be included into the monitoring scheme as indicator of grassland ecosystems.