Linepithema humile (Mayr, 1868)

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English Argentine ant ISEIA: C0
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Report the species

Report Linepithema humile to the National Museum of Natural History.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

The species hasn’t been observed in Luxembourg so far.

The species is ranked among the world’s 100 worst animal invaders. In its introduced range, the Argentine ant often displaces most or all native ants. This can, in turn, imperil other species in the ecosystem, such as native plants that depend on native ants for seed dispersal, or lizards that depend on native ants for food.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C0 (3+1+2+2) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • 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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