and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is distributed in the Caucasus and Eastern Elburs Mountains in Iran. Armenia isinhabited by
nominate subspecies. The species occupies dry clayey and stony habitats including semi-deserts and mountain steppes at
1000-2500 m a.s.l. Host plant is Poaannua.Flight period in
Armenia lasts from late June to early September in single generation. In some
years some early specimens begin flight in mid June, and some late individuals are on wing until mid
September. In Armenia the species is distributed mainly in central and southern regions of Armenia.
Population dynamics: The species shows low abundance within a typical habitat and the population demonstrates moderate decline (p<0.01). Taking into account that the species can be considered as a habitat specialist since it occupies very specific niche within a habitat, and that the host plant belongs to grasses, it can be considered that it is initially vulnerable of habitat change, and that the overgrazing can be one of the primary threats for the species.
Conservation measures: The species has not been evaluated for IUCN and European Red Lists, and for the National Red Data Book, also it is not listed in CITES and in Bern Convention. Some parts of population of the species are protected in Khosrov Forest State Reserve, however most of its population is located outside protected areas. The necessary conservation steps are: evaluation of the species for the National Red List, rearranging the existing protected areas, as well as proposing new ones aimed at inclusion of larger portion of the species population. Also it is important to create a habitat management plan for the rest of population that will remain at community lands.