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The Roseslug is commonly mistaken for a caterpillar but are distinguised by having short bristle like hairs covering their body. This young larvae feeds on the underneath part of rose leaves creating holes in the leaves which causes damage.

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  W.Cranshaw 2004. Garden Insects of North America. The Ultimate Guide to Backyard bugs:82.