- Subfamily: Olethreutinae, Grapholitini
- Wingspan: 14-17 mm
- Flight period: Jul - Aug
- Spread: Uncommon
- Host plants: Asteraceae
The Dichrorampha cacaleana is a moth of the Tortricidae family with a wingspan of 14-17 mm.
It is distributed in central-western Europe with the exception of Belgium, Holland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. *
In Italy it is absent from the islands. *
The front wings of the Dichrorampha cacaleana have the color light brown background, with several darker markings. A large ocher-colored spot, with a single well-defined brown margin in the discal area, it is visible in the mid-dorsal area.
The costa is cream colored, with brown and light brown streaks, from the basal area to the apex.
The discal, postdiscal and marginal areas have copper-gold metallic reflections, more intense near the margin and the apex.
On the outer margin, dark, almost black spots are visible. The rear wing is brown in color. All wings are fringed.
The adults are visible in flight from July to August.
The larvae feed on Asteraceae including various species of Senecio *, there are also reports for Adenostili alpina, Adenostyles alliariae and Artemisia vulgaris. **
* Lepidoptera mundi https://lepidoptera.eu/ - Fauna Europea https://fauna-eu.org/
** Bestimmungshilfe für die in Europa nachgewiesenen Schmetterlingsarten - http://lepiforum.de/