Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is found from south-eastern Europe and temperate Asia to Korea. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies S. o. lugens (Staudinger, 1886). The species is rather widely distributed in the country and inhabits mostly open habitats including semi-deserts, mountain steppes, juniper woodlands, and so on. The elevation range is also rather wide: between 1000 and 2400 m a.s.l. The host-plants of the species is Poterium polygamum. The butterflies are on wing from early May to early September in two generations.
Population dynamics: Usually the species is slightly uncommon within a typical habitat. During 2003-2013 Hungarian Skipper demonstrates stable population trend (p<0.05), which is probably result of high adaptability of the species and resistance of its host plant towards intensive grazing.
Conservation measures: At current the Hungarian Species is not included in IUCN, European, and National Red Lists, as well as in Bern and CITES Conventions. Preliminary assessment of its conservation status suggests it as Least Concern. Some part of distribution range of the species is covered by Protected Areas, Emerald Sites, and Prime Butterfly Areas, while majority remains unprotected and requires approaches towards habitat friendly grassland management. Obviously there is no need for development of urgent conservation measures, however it is important to continue its monitoring as an essential component of the open and semi-open landscapes, which nevertheless depends on the overall habitat conditions.