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List of invasive alien invertebrates relevant to Luxembourg

Originally compiled for assessments after the ISEIA protocol, this list mentions the invasive alien invertebrates present in Luxembourg and/or occurring and creating problems in at least one of the three adjacent EU member states. It is updated when new species appear. This list will provide a basis for the establishment of a national list of invasive alien species of Luxembourg concern pursuant to Article 12(1) of the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species.

Species Family Tax. group ISEIA1 H+ LU-lists EU-list2
Aedes albopictus Culicidae Insecta C1      
Aedes japonicus Culicidae Insecta C2      
Anoplophora chinensis Cerambycidae Insecta B0 0.1 Alert  
Anoplophora glabripennis Cerambycidae Insecta B0 0.1 Alert  
Argiope bruennichi Araneidae Arachnida C3      
Aromia bungii Cerambycidae Coleoptera        
Astacus leptodactylus Astacidae Crustacea C1      
Brigittea civica Dictynidae Arachnida C3      
Cameraria ohridella Gracillariidae Insecta C3      
Cercopagis pengoi Cercopagidae Crustacea B0   Alert  
Cheiracanthium punctorium Miturgidae Arachnida C2      
Chelicorophium curvispinum Corophiidae Crustacea B3   Watch  
Corbicula fluminalis Corbiculidae Mollusca A2   Black  
Corbicula fluminea Corbiculidae Mollusca A2   Black  
Corythucha ciliata Tingidae Insecta C3      
Cydalima perspectalis Crambidae Insecta A1   Black  
Dermacentor reticulatus Ixodidae Arachnida        
Dicranopalpus ramosus Phalangiidae Arachnida C2      
Dikerogammarus villosus Gammaridae Crustacea A1 0.5 Black  
Dreissena polymorpha Dreissenidae Mollusca A2   Black  
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis Dreissenidae Mollusca        
Drosophila suzukii Drosophilidae Insecta C1      
Echinogammarus berilloni Gammaridae Crustacea        
Eriocheir sinensis Varunidae Crustacea C0     2016
Faxonius limosus Cambaridae Crustacea C2     2016
Gammarus tigrinus Gammaridae Crustacea C2      
Graphocephala fennahi Cicadellidae Insecta C1      
Halyomorpha halys Pentatomidae Insecta        
Harmonia axyridis Coccinellidae Insecta B3   Watch  
Hyalomma marginatum Ixodidae Arachnida        
Hyphantria cunea Arctiidae Insecta B1 0.13 Watch  
Lasius neglectus Formicidae Insecta C0      
Leiobunum sp. Sclerosomatidae Arachnida C2      
Leptinotarsa decemlineata Chrysomelidae Insecta C3      
Leptoglossus occidentalis Coreidae Insecta B1 0.19 Watch  
Linepithema humile Formicidae Insecta C0      
Meconema meridionale Tettigoniidae Insecta C2 0.03    
Obama nungara Geoplanidae Tricladida        
Obolodiplosis robiniae Cecidomyiidae Insecta C3;      
Opilio canestrinii Phalangiidae Arachnida B3   Watch  
Orconectes immunis Cambaridae Crustacea A0   Alert  
Oxycarenus lavaterae Oxycarenidae Insecta        
Pacifastacus leniusculus Astacidae Crustacea A3   Black 2016
Pectinatella magnifica Pectinatellidae Bryozoa C1      
Phyllonorycter leucographella Gracillariidae Insecta C3      
Phyllonorycter medicaginella Gracillariidae Insecta C1 0.11    
Phyllonorycter platani Gracillariidae Insecta C3      
Phyllonorycter robiniella Gracillariidae Insecta C3      
Potamopyrgus antipodarium Hydrobiidae Mollusca A3   Black  
Procambarus clarkii Astacidae Crustacea A0   Alert 2016
Pulvinaria regalis Coccidae Insecta C3      
Sceliphron curvatum Sphecidae Insecta C1 0.0    
Sinanodonta woodiana Unionidae Mollusca C0      
Stephanitis rhododendri Tingidae Insecta C0 0.08    
Stephanitis takeyai Tingidae Insecta C0 0.08    
Stictocephala bisonia Membracidae Insecta C2      
Varroa destructor Varroidae Arachnida A3   Black  
Vespa velutina nigrithorax Vespidae Insecta C1 0.39   2016

Concerning the mollusc Arion vulgaris, which was included in the original list of invasive alien invertebrates, the species was removed from the assessment as its status is currently controversial. Although this species has often been discussed in the past as an invasive species with a negative environmental impact in Central Europe, recent studies suggest that this species is not alien, but represents a native Central European species that became much more abundant through major changes in agriculture. See: Pfenninger et al. (2014) Misperceived invasion: the Lusitanian slug (Arion lusitanicus auct. non-Mabille or Arion vulgaris Moquin-Tandon 1855) is native to Central Europe. Evol. Appl. 7(6): 702-713.

 Page content last updated on 2024-03-05. Last proofread by Caroline Grounds on 2019-12-10.

  1. More info about the Invasive Species Environmental Impact Assessment (ISEIA) in the Risk assessments & IAS lists section on the Info-page.[]
  2. Year in which the species was published in the list of EU concern.[]