Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773)

English Fall webworm ISEIA: B1- Watch List
Lëtzebuergesch Amerikanesch Wiewermatt EASIN
Français Chenille à tente estivale Wikipedia: Wikipedia - English - Fall webworm Wikipedia - Français - Chenille à tente estivale Wikipedia - Deutsch - Amerikanischer Webebär Nederlands
Deutsch Amerikanischer Webebär Wikispecies: Wikispecies - Rana catesbeiana
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Report the species

Report Hyphantria cunea to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773) in Luxembourg. Recorder database, MNHNL, 23.01.2019.

So far, the fall web worm has been documented once in 2014 in Luxembourg/Kirchberg.

The species can impact a wide variety of crop and cultivated broadleaved plant species. Trees/plants are often totally defoliated by the late-instar larvae, particularly in the second generation.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B1 (3+3+1+2) = Watch List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • 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]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773). In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/hyphantria-cunea/ [23.01.2019].

 Last updated on Thu, Apr 12, 2018.