Not uncommon in the Rila and Pirin mountains and also on Vitosha and Alibotush (SLavyanka Mountain). Occurs in the sub-alpine and lower alpine zones up to about 2300m. It altitudinal range is lower than, but overerlaps with, Shepherd's Fritillary (Boloria pales) and so the two species may be found flying together.
Flies mainly in July.
Open grassland mountain slopes and large glades on coniferous forest edges.
Recorded in 7 (0.4%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.
Last recorded in July 2017
Recorded date range (Adult): 09 July to 29 July