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Bean leatherleaf slug
Sarasinula plebeia

Bean leatherleaf slug (Sarasinula plebeia) is a mollusk pest. It is a native of Carribean and was first detected in Oklahoma in 1961.

This species is phytophagus and has caused damage to cacao plants in Tabasco, Mexico, citrus stock in Orange County, Florida, and has been observed feeding on nursery plants. This species is probably the most destructive slug threat to Florida agriculture.

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