Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found from Turkey to Asia Minor across Iran, Iraq, Transcaucasia and Kopet-Dagh to Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Armenia the Baluchi Rockbrown inhabits semi-desert areas of Southern and South-eastern regions, occupying the elevation range from 600 to 1200 m a.s.l. Although it is supposed that the species should use some Graminaea as a host plant, the latest has not yet been clarified for Armenia.The species gives one generation per annum, and the butterflies are on wing from mid (sometimes early) July till late August.
Population dynamics: The species is slightly uncommon within typical habitat, although in some areas of its distribution range it occurs in a very low density. Population trend of the species demonstrates slight decrease, which could be related to overgrazing in semi-desert areas at the period of larval activities.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global, European, and National Red Lists, as well as is not represented in CITES and Bern Convention. The preliminary evaluation of Baluchi Rockbrown's conservation status suggests it as Near Threatened. Partly, its distribution range is covered by Khosrov Forest State Reserve and Gnishik Protected Landscape, as well as by Emerald Sites Arevik, Khosrov, Gnishik, and Vanand. Also the species is presented in Prime Butterfly Areas Agarak, Shvanidzor, Gnisheek, and Ourtsadzor.Among suggested conservation measures, the following should be mentioned: (1) assessment of its conservation status for the next issue of Red Book of Animals of Armenia; (2) development of management plans for those Emerald Sites, which are not overlapping with National Protected Areas; (3) further development of Prime Butterfly Area system in Armenia, and their promotion; (4) study of species' biology and threats; (5) development and introduction of habitat friendly grazing schemes.