Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species occurs in the Palearctic region. It is common in central and southern Europe, migrating northwards every summer, often reaching southern Scandinavia and sometimes southern England. The systematic of the species is not studied well, especially because it was recently split from P. daplidice (Linnaeus, 1758), however it appears that the Caucasus and Armenia are inhabited by nominate subspecies. The species occupies wide variety of open and semi-open habitats from 400 to 2700 m a.s.l. It uses wide variety of Cruciferae as the host plants. Number of generations per year varies from two to four decreasing with an increase of elevation, so butterflies can be observed on wing from mid March till late October.
Population dynamics: The species is common in number of its habitats, and demonstrates moderately increasing population trend during 2003-2013 (p<0.05). It appears that the species can survive intensive grazing conditions and occupy the niches which are becoming empty due to habitat degradation.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and National Red Lists, as well as in CITES and Bern Conventions, and is assessed for the European Red Book as a Least Concern, the same status that it deserves for Armenia too. Moreover it doesn't need any conservation measures, however its monitoring is important as can indicate how the habitat degradation influences the biodiversity.