Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, 2000

English Varroa mite ISEIA: A3 – Black List
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Report the species

Report Varroa destructor to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Varroa destructor has been observed in 1985 for the first time in Luxembourg (Meisch 1986). Since then it has spread throughout the country and is nowadays present in every beehive.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: A3 (3+3+3+3) = Black List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Meisch, C., 1986. Die Varroamilbe. Geschichte der Ausbreitung, Portrait und Biologie. Pp. 174-177 in: Livre d’or du centenaire 1886-1986. Fédération des unions d’apiculteurs du grand-duché de Luxembourg.
  • 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]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, 2000. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.