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Biosciences plant installation replaced after parasite infestation

(08/27/17 6:26pm)

Plants in the Living Wall installation located in the Biosciences Building were replaced in July, after the display was temporarily taken down due to an infestation of parasitic insects.  The installation was removed on Tuesday, July 18 due to complications caused by an infestation of mealybugs, a common parasite that drain a plant of its liquids. Mealybug infestations are identified by the wax-like residue that the insects leave behind.