|Fall webworm||Status LU: uncertain. 1st record: 2014.|
|Amerikanesch Wiewermatt||Status Eur.: established.|
|Chenille à tente estivale||RA: ISEIA: B1, Watch List. Harmonia+: n/a.|
|Amerikanischer Webebär||Wikipedia: | Wikispecies: | CABI|
|n/a (2020)||Back to the list of invertebrates|
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→ Report Hyphantria cunea to the National Museum of Natural History.
Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773), native to North America, is a moth in the family Erebidae known principally for its larval stage, which creates the characteristic webbed nests on the tree limbs of a wide variety of hardwoods in the late summer and fall. It is considered a pest but although unsightly, does not harm otherwise healthy trees. It is well known to commercial tree services and arboriculturists. The adult fall webworm has a wingspan of approximately 30 mm and is generally white-colored, although some individuals may have dark-colored marks (Wikipedia contributors 2020).
Status and distribution in Luxembourg
So far, Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773) has been documented only once, in 2014 in the Kirchberg district in Luxembourg City (Source ?).
There is no distribution map available because no data has been entered into the Recorder-Lux database so far (MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF 2020).
B1 (3+3+1+2) = Watch List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).
Not assessed yet.
- CABI, 2019. Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773). In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. URL: www.cabi.org/isc [accessed 2020-04-06]
- MNHNL, iNaturalist & GBIF, 2020. Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773) 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 2020-04-09]
- 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, 2020. ‘Fall webworm’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 March 2020, 14:32 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fall_webworm&oldid=945368504 [accessed 2020-04-09]
Suggested citation of this webpage
Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2021. Hyphantria cunea (Drury, 1773). In: neobiota.lu - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. URL: https://neobiota.lu/hyphantria-cunea/ [Accessed 2021-04-21].