Widely dispersed colonies exist in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Urals, East Kazakhstan, South and West Siberia, Transbaikalia and Mongolia. In Bulgaria distributed only in the north-eastern part. The species was included in Appendix II of the Habitats Directive 92/43 of the European Union and in Appendix II of the Bern Convention. It is listed as vulnerable in Red Data Book of European butterflies (van Swaay & Warren, 1999
: 75, Pl. XXX, 127) • NH68:
UTM map of the known distribution of Euphydryas maturna in Bulgaria.