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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 ISEIA[1]More info about the Invasive Species Environmental Impact Assessment (ISEIA) in the Risk assessments & IAS lists section on the Info-page. LU-lists EU-list[2]Year in which the species was published in the list of EU concern.
Aedes albopictus Culicidae Insecta C1    
Aedes japonicus Culicidae Insecta C2    
Anoplophora chinensis Cerambycidae Insecta B0 Alert  
Anoplophora glabripennis Cerambycidae Insecta B0 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 Black  
Dreissena polymorpha Dreissenidae Mollusca A2 Black  
Dreissena rostriformis bugensis Dreissenidae Mollusca      
Drosophila suzukii Drosophilidae Insecta C1    
Eriocheir sinensis Varunidae Crustacea C0   2016
Gammarus tigrinus Gammaridae Crustacea C2    
Graphocephala fennahi Cicadellidae Insecta C1    
Harmonia axyridis Coccinellidae Insecta B3 Watch  
Hyalomma marginatum Ixodidae Arachnida      
Hyphantria cunea Arctiidae Insecta B1 Watch  
Lasius neglectus Formicidae Insecta C0    
Leiobunum sp. Sclerosomatidae Arachnida C2    
Leptinotarsa decemlineata Chrysomelidae Insecta C3    
Leptoglossus occidentalis Coreidae Insecta B1 Watch  
Linepithema humile Formicidae Insecta C0    
Meconema meridionale Tettigoniidae Insecta C2    
Obama nungara Geoplanidae Tricladida      
Obolodiplosis robiniae Cecidomyiidae Insecta C3;    
Opilio canestrinii Phalangiidae Arachnida B3 Watch  
Orconectes immunis Cambaridae Crustacea A0 Alert  
Orconectes limosus Cambaridae Crustacea C2   2016
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    
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    
Sinanodonta woodiana Unionidae Mollusca C0    
Stephanitis rhododendri Tingidae Insecta C0    
Stephanitis takeyai Tingidae Insecta C0    
Stictocephala bisonia Membracidae Insecta C2    
Varroa destructor Varroidae Arachnida A3 Black  
Vespa velutina nigrithorax Vespidae Insecta C1   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 2023-01-23. 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.