- Adult: Slimy, soft-bodied, gray or mottled, legless mollusk.
- Larvae: Like adults but smaller.
- Eggs: Clusters of eight to 60 clear, jellylike eggs laid on the ground in sheltered areas.
Timing of damage: VE to V2
Type of damage: Defoliation of leaves. Slugs feed on lower leaves and stems.
Scouting: Check 20 plants in each of five areas in the field and record the number of damaged or dying plants. Then check the soil for slug presence.
Economic threshold: None established.