Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843)

English New Zealand mud snail ISEIA: A3 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Neiséilännesch Zwergdeckelschleek EASIN
Français Hydrobie des antipodes Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - New Zealand mud snail Wikipedia - Français - Wikipedia - Deutsch - Neuseeländische Zwergdeckelschnecke Nederlands
Deutsch Neuseeländische Zwergdeckelschnecke Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Jenkins’ waterhoren Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) was first documented by Gerhard Weitmann and Klaus Groh on 17 June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich (MNHNL 2000-).

Currently, 52 records of the New Zealand mud snail are accessible through the MNHNL-mdata portal (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A3 (3+2+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • MNHNL, 2000-. Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) in Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Sinanodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834)

English Chinese pond mussel ISEIA: C0
Lëtzebuergesch Chinesesch Weiermuschel EASIN
Français Anodonte chinois Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Chinese pond mussel Wikipedia - Français - Anodonte chinois Nederlands
Deutsch Chinesische Teichmuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

There is no documented occurrence of Sinanodonta woodiana in Luxembourg yet.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (2+1+2+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774)

English n/a ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Asiatesch Kuerfmuschel EASIN
Français Corbicule asiatique Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Corbicula fluminalis Wikipedia - Français - Corbicula fluminalis Wikipedia - Deutsch - Nederlands
Deutsch n/a Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Toegeknepen korfmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774) was first found in Luxembourg by K. Groh on 17 June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich (MNHNL 2000-).

Currently, 8 records (1996-2002) of Corbicula fluminalis are accessible through the MNHNL-mdata portal, all of them from the Moselle river (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • MNHNL, 2000-. Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774) in Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Corbicula fluminalis (O.F. Müller, 1774) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774)

English Asian clam ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Kleng asiatesch Kuerfmuschel EASIN
Français Palourde asiatique Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Asian clam Wikipedia - Français - Palourde asiatique Wikipedia - Deutsch - Asiatische Körbchenmuschel Nederlands
Deutsch Asiatische Körbchenmuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Aziatische korfmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774) was first documented by Klaus Groh on 17 June 1996 in the Moselle river in the municipality of Remich (MNHNL 2000-).

Currently, 14 records are accessible through the MNHNL-mdata portal (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • Dhur, G. & J.A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • MNHNL, 2000-. Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774) in Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Corbicula fluminea (O.F. Müller, 1774) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771)

English Zebra mussel  ISEIA: A2 – Black List
Lëtzebuergesch Zebramuschel EASIN
Français Moule zébrée Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Zebra mussel Wikipedia - Français - Moule zébrée Wikipedia - Deutsch - Zebramuschel Nederlands
Deutsch Zebramuschel Wikispecies: n/a
Nederlands Driehoeksmossel Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) was first documented in Luxembourg by Victor Ferrant in 1882 in the Moselle river (MNHNL 2000-; Dhur & Massard 1995).

Currently, 18 records of the zebra mussel are accessible through the MNHNL-mdata portal (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A2 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • Dhur, G. & J.A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • MNHNL, 2000-. Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) in Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853

English Chinese mitten crab Status LU: extinct. 1st record: 1978.
Lëtzebuergesch Chinesesch Wollhandkrabb Status EU: established. IAS of EU concern (2016).
Français Crabe chinois RA: ISEIA: C0.
Deutsch Chinesische Wollhandkrabbe Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Chinese mitten crab Wikipedia - Français - Crabe chinois Wikipedia - Deutsch - Chinesische Wollhandkrabbe Nederlands | Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Eriocheir sinensis | IUCNGISD | CABI
Nederlands Chinese wolhandkrab Back to the list of invertebrates

Brief description

EriocheirSinensis4

Male specimen of Eriocheir sinensis. Photo by Christian Fischer, 2007-10-06, North-western Brandenburg, Germany. commons.wikimedia.org

Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853 is a migrating crab which has invaded Europe and North America from its native region of Asia. During its mass migrations it contributes to the temporary local extinction of native invertebrates. It modifies habitats by causing erosion due to its intensive burrowing activity and costs fisheries and aquaculture several hundreds of thousands of dollars per year by consuming bait and trapped fish, as well as by damaging gear (GISD 2019).

IAS of Union concern

In 2016, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853 was added to the list of invasive alien species of Union concern (Anonymous 2016) which implies that member states shall take all necessary steps to prevent it’s unintentional introduction or spread.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853 was first documented in Luxembourg in 1978 by Claude Meisch who found one individual in a pond of the Haff Réimech nature conservation reserve, municipality of Schengen (Meisch 1978 cit. in Dhur & Massard 1995).

Field research by Dhur and Massard in the years 1992-1993 did not find Eriocheir sinensis in the ecosystem of the border Moselle (Dhur & Massard 1995): “It seems likely that currently the species, even if its presence seems confirmed for the period before 1960, no longer populates the waters of the Luxembourg Moselle. A call to fishermen in 1994 (Massard 1994) 1 for them to report a possible presence of Eriocheir did not produce any results. In fact, after its expansion phase, Eriocheir has become considerably scarcer over the past forty years in most of the colonised areas of northern France and the Benelux (Vigneux et al. 1993). No E. sinensis stations are indicated in Lorraine by Vigneux et al. (1993), neither for the period before 1960 nor for the one after.”

There is no distribution map available because no data has been entered into the Recorder-Lux database so far (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (2+1+2+2) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Worldwide distribution

CABI 2014: https://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/84120#toDistributionMaps

Bibliography

  • Anonymous, 2016. Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2016/1141 of 13 July 2016 adopting a list of invasive alien species of Union concern pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Official Journal of the European Union L 189: 4-5.
  • CABI, 2014. Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853 [original text by Stephan Gollasch & Paul Clark]. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. URL: www.cabi.org/isc [accessed 2019-11-25]
  • Dhur, G. et J. A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96: 127-156. [PDF]
  • GISD, 2019. Species profile: Eriocheir sinensis in the Global Invasive Species Database. URL: http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=38 [accessed 2019-11-26]
  • Massard, J. A., 1994. Gesucht: die Chinesische Wollhandkrabbe. Lëtzebuerger Journal 1994, Nr. 94 (19. Mai): 10.
  • Meisch, C., 1978. Nachweis der Wollhandkrabbe. P. 40 in: Baggerweieren Remerschen/Wentreng: Erhuelung an Naturschutz oder Ausverkaf vun enger Landschaft? Jeunes et environnement, Luxembourg.
  • Meisch, C. & J.A. Massard, 2015. Les recherches sur les crustacés (Crustacea) du Luxembourg : aperçu historique. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 116: 381-390. [PDF 1,22 MB]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-25]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Vigneux, E., P. Keith & P. Noël, 1993. Atlas préliminaire des Crustacés Décapodes d’eau douce de France. Coll. Patrimoines Naturels 14, S.F.F., 8.1.M.M.-M.N.H.N., Min. Env., Paris, 55 p.

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Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895)

English Caspian mud shrimp ISEIA: B3 – Watch List
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français n/a Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Caspian mud shrimp Wikipedia - Français - Wikipedia - Deutsch - Süßwasser-Röhrenkrebs Nederlands
Deutsch Süßwasser-Röhrenkrebs Wikispecies: n/a (2017)
Nederlands Kaspische slijkgarnaal Back to the list of invertebrates

Brief description

Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895) (Syn.: Corophium curvispinum) These small crustaceans construct mud tubes on hard materials and are nocturnal filterers. Densities can be extremely high (over 200,000 individuals per m²). They are often associated with seaweeds. With their lifestyle, the crustaceans can provoke important ecological changes in occupied areas.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895) was first documented by Guy Duhr in August 1992 in the Moselle near Stadtbredimus, municipality of Stadtbredimus (Dhur 1993 cited in Dhur & Massard 1995: 138).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B3 (3+1+3+2) = Watch List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • Duhr, G., 1993. Étude des espèces d’invertébrés immigrés ou introduites dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et dans les écosystèmes aquatiques qui en dépendent. Historique et répartition actuelle. Centre univ. Luxemb., Dép. Form. pédag., mém. sci. 213 p.
  • Dhur, G. & J. A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96 : 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • Meisch, C. & J.A. Massard, 2015. Les recherches sur les crustacés (Crustacea) du Luxembourg : aperçu historique. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 116: 381-390. [PDF 1,22 MB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Cercopagis pengoi (Ostroumov, 1891)

English Fishhook waterflea ISEIA: B0 – Alert List
Lëtzebuergesch n/a EASIN
Français n/a Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Fishhook waterflea Wikipedia - Français - Nederlands
Deutsch Kaspischer Wasserfloh Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Cercopagis pengoi
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Brief description

Cercopagis pengoi is a voracious predator which feeds on zooplankton and competes with native species. The species appears on the list of “One Hundred of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species” as defined by the Global Invasive Species Database (Lowe 2004, Luque et al. 2014).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

The species has not yet been documented for Luxembourg.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B0 (2+2+3+3) = Alert List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • Lowe S., M. Browne, S. Boudjelas, M. De Poorter, 2004. 100 of the World’s worst invasive alien species. A selection from the Global Invasive Species Database. The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) a specialist group of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
  • Luque, G.M., C. Bellard, C. Bertelsmeier, E. Bonnaud, P. Genovesi, D. Simberloff, F. Courchamp, 2014. The 100th of the world’s worst invasive alien species. Biol Invasions 16: 981-985. doi:10.1007/s10530-013-0561-5
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823

English Danube crayfish ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Europäesche Suppekriibs EASIN
Français Ecrevisse turque Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Danube crayfish Wikipedia - Français - Ecrevisse turque Wikipedia - Deutsch - Galizischer Sumpfkrebs Nederlands
Deutsch Galizischer Sumpfkrebs Wikispecies: n/a (2017)
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Brief description

Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 is a large Eastern European river crayfish. The Galician crayfish grows to a size of 16 to 18 cm, in extreme cases up to 25 cm. The basic colouration is usually light sand-coloured to light brown. It is slimmer than the Noble crayfish and its most conspicuous distinguishing features are the two extremely long, scissor-like claws (Wikipedia contributors 2019).

The crayfish prefers warm, nutrient-rich waters of the lowland or running waters with a slow current. It also lives in very muddy waters (swamp crayfish). If suitable embankments are available, it digs residential caves itself. It has a higher resistance against pollution than the Noble crayfish (Wikipedia contributors 2019).

Originally, the crayfish was resident in the catchment area of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. After the crab plague occurred, it was used in some waters of Central Europe, as it was thought that this species was resistant to the crab plague. All current occurrences in Central Europe are based on these stocking measures (Wikipedia contributors 2019).

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Records of Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in Luxembourg. Data source: Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020-02-27.

Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 was first documented by Yoichi Machino in 1999 in ponds in the valley of the Rouderbaach creek (Grevenmacher) (MNHNL 2000-).

Currently, 2 records of the Danube crayfish are accessible through the MNHNL-mdata portal (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2019).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography

  • MNHNL, 2000-. Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in Recorder-Lux, database on the natural heritage of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2019. Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in MNHNL-mdata, online portal combining species observation from Recorder-Lux, iNaturalist and GBIF. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://mdata.mnhn.lu [Accessed 2019-10-24]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Wikipedia contributors, 2019. Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in Wikipedia, Die freie Enzyklopädie. URL: https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Galizischer_Sumpfkrebs&oldid=181993475 [accessed 24. October 2019]

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Vespa velutina nigrithorax de Buysson, 1905

English Asian hornet Status LU: absent.
Lëtzebuergesch Asiatesch Runn Status EU: established.
Français Frelon à pattes jaunes RA: ISEIA: C0
Deutsch Asiatische Hornisse Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Asian hornet Wikipedia - Français - Frelon à pattes jaunes  Wikipedia - Deutsch - | Wikispecies:  Wikispecies - Vespa velutina
Nederlands Aziatische hoornaar Back to the list of invertebrates

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

An invader in Europe, Vespa velutina nigrithorax de Buysson, 1905 has appeared in France (2004), Spain, Portugal, Belgium (2011, 2016) (Barbier & Renneson 2018) 1) and The Netherlands (Smit et al. 2017). Further invasions are expected in various countries covering much of Europe.

So far, there have been no observations of the Asian hornet in Luxembourg. The European hornet (Vespa crabro) and several social wasps (Vespula spp.) are well established in Luxembourg and they occupy potential niches suitable for the Asian hornet. Nico Schneider (2018) wonders if this might be part of the explanation why the Asian hornet hasn’t yet established itself in Luxembourg.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (3+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 69).

Fact sheet and leaflet

PDF fact sheet of the Nature and Forestry Administration: FR

Vespa-velutina-flyer-1st-pageIn spring 2016 the Department for the Environment of the Luxembourg Ministry of sustainable development and infrastructures published a leaflet in German about Vespa velutina, in co-operation with the Nature and Forestry Administration, the National Museum of Natural History, natur&ëmwelt and the National Bee-keeping Association.

Download the leaflet in PDF format (3.2 MB)

Since the publication of the leaflet, the Asian hornet has been reported several times to the authorities. All of these observations were confusion with native hornet species though.

Worldwide distribution

In the press

Lëtzebuerger Beienzeitung 2016/12: 394.

Links

References

  • Barbier Y & JL Renneson (2018) Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836. Atlas Hymenoptera. URL: http://www.atlashymenoptera.net/pagetaxon.asp?tx_id=3877 [2018.01.03]
  • CABI, 2019. Vespa velutina [text by Sarah Bunker, UK; CRCNPB Australia]. In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. URL: www.cabi.org/isc [accessed 2020-01-31]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]
  • Schneider N (2018) Personal communication by e-mail to C. Ries on 3rd January 2018.
  • Smit J, R van de Roer, R Fontein & A de Wilde (2017) Eerste vondst van de aziatische hoornaar Vespa velutina nigrithorax in Nederland (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 49: 1-10.

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