Widely distributed in Central and Eastern Europe, Central and South Urals, West and South Siberia, Mongolia, North-East China and Japan. In Bulgaria occurs in mountainous areas; recorded at an altitudinal range of 650 m (Iskar Valley: Pancharevo) (Abadjiev, 1995
: 24) — 2000 m (Rila: Suhoto Ezero) (Abadjiev, 2001
: Pl. XXI, 122) • FM96:
: Pl. XXI, 122) • LH22:
UTM map of the known distribution of Limenitis populi in Bulgaria.