Distributed in Europe, Turkey, temperate Asia and Korea. In Bulgaria occurs in isolated colonies; in mountains up to 2100 m (Rila: Malyovitsa) (Abadjiev, 1995
: 78). The species present in Appendix II of the Habitats Directive 92/43 of the European Union and Appendix II of the Bern Convention. Listed as vulnerable in Red Data Book of European butterflies (van Swaay & Warren, 1999
: 78, Pl. IV, Pl. XXX, 114, 127, 149) • MH42:
UTM map of the known distribution of Euphydryas aurinia in Bulgaria.