Invertebrates

List of invasive alien Invertebrates in Luxembourg

Species Family  ISEIA index 1
ARACHNIDA    
Argiope bruennichi Areineidae C3
Brigittea civica Dictynidae C3
Cheiracanthium punctorium Miturgidae C2
Dermacentor marginatus Ixodidae C1
Dicranopalpus ramosus Phalangiidae C2
Leiobunum sp. Sclerosomatidae C2
Opilio canestrinii Phalangiidae B3
Varroa destructor Varroidae A3
BRYOZOA    
Pectinatella magnifica Pectinatellidae C1
CRUSTACEA    
Astacus leptodactylus Astacidae C1
Cercopagis pengoi Cercopagidae B0
Chelicorophium curvispinum Corophiidae B3
Dikerogammarus villosus Gammaridae A0
Eriocheir sinensis Varunidae C0
Gammarus tigrinus Gammaridae C2
Orconectes immunis Camabaridae A0
Orconectes limosus Camabaridae C2
Pacifastacus leniusculus Astacidae A3
Procambarus clarkii Astacidae A0
MOLLUSCA 2    
Corbicula fluminalis Corbiculidae A2
Corbicula fluminea Corbiculidae A2
Dreissena polymorpha Dreissenidae A2
Potamopyrgus antipodarium Hydrobiidae A3
Sinanodonta woodiana Unionidae C0
INSECTA    
Aedes albopictus Culicidae C0
Anoplophora chinensis Cerambycidae B0
Anoplophora glabripennis Cerambycidae B0
Cameraria ohridella Gracillariidae C3
Corythucha ciliata Tingidae C3
Cydalima perspectalis Crambidae A1
Drosophila suzukii Drosophilidae C1
Graphocephala fennahi Cicadellidae C1
Harmonia axyridis Coccinellidae B3
Hulecoeteomyia japonica Culicidae C0
Hyphantria cunea Arctiidae B1
Lasius neglectus Formicidae C0
Leptinotarsa decemlineata Chrysomelidae C3
Leptoglossus occidentalis Coreidae B1
Linepithema humile Formicidae C0
Meconema meridionale Tettigoniidae C2
Obolodiplosis robiniae Cecidomyiidae C3
Phyllonorycter leucographella Gracillariidae C3
Phyllonorycter medicaginella Gracillariidae C1
Phyllonorycter platani Gracillariidae C3
Phyllonorycter robiniella Gracillariidae C3
Pulvinaria regalis Coccidae C3
Sceliphron curvatum Sphecidae C1
Stephanitis rhododendri Tingidae C0
Stephanitis takeyai Tingidae C0
Stictocephala bisonia Membracidae C2
Vespa velutina Vespidae C0

Notes:

  1. 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 [submitted 2017]. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119.
  2. Concerning the mollusc Arion vulgaris which was included in the original list, the species was removed from the assessment as it’s status is currently controversal. Although this species has often been discussed in the past as an invasive species with a negative environmental impact in Central Europe, recent studies suggested 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.