Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found in Southern Europe, Greece and the Balkans, Asia Minor and the Crimea, South-West Siberia, the Altai Mountains and Kazakhstan. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies P. r. paralcestis(Forster, 1960). In Armenia the species occurs in entire country occupying calcareous grasslands and mountain meadows at the elevation range from 1700 to 2400 m a.s.l. The host plants of the Ripart's Blue are several species of Onobychis spp. The species gives one generation per year, the butterflies are on wing from late July (sometimes - mid July) till end of August depending on elevation. Population dynamics: The species is slightly uncommon in the mountain steppes and is rather common in meadows. Although the Ripart's Blue belongs to the "problematic" species and can hardly be distinguished from P. demavendi, P. admetus, and P. eriwanensis in the field, however the investigations show that in August the majority of "brown" Anomalous Blues belong to this species, and therefore it could be counted. Additional data come from counting of the forth instar larvae on the host plants at sample plots. Population dynamics during 2003-2013 demonstrates stable population trend (p>0.05). Although the host plants of the species are sainfoins, which are a perfect fodder for the livestock, it appears that current level of overgrazing is not affecting the Ripart's Blue. It can happen due to adaptive behavior of the species, which can potentially switch between host plants.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern Conventions, however, it was assessed for European Red Book as Least Concern. Preliminary assessment of the species' conservation status in Armenia also suggests it as a Least Concern. At current the species is distributed in number of national protected areas and Emerald Sites, also it is presented in some Prime Butterfly Areas, so apparently at current there are no specific conservation measures required. However it is important to keep its annual monitoring to track the populations of the species.