what is eating my new clematis montana?

Deventer, Netherlands(Zone 8a)

Something is eating all the leaves starting from the top! Which makes me think it is not slug or snail. What could it be and any tips on how to save my very young clematis?
I have it climbing strings to lead it to dead branches and a tree that I want it to climb. One photo is two weeks ago. The totally leafless stem is from now (after two weeks absence and having put Escargo and coffee grounds around the base, in case it were snails. The pictures need to be turned 1/4 clockwise - it doesn't work for me.

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Looks like it could be earwig damage. They're only active at night.

Deventer, Netherlands(Zone 8a)

Thank you Cvlle. Didn't know they ate plants! I there any way of saving my clematis that you know of?

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