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Potentially Invasive Weevil Species (2010)

M. Haseeb, C.W.O'Brien and M.T.K. Kairo

40 Species and 25 Genera of Potentially Invasive Weevil Species from the Caribbean Countries to the United States

Before proceeding to the KEY, please take a moment to check you have a suitable Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed. Also, computer operating system requirements are provided below:

Java Virtual Machine Check

Introduction

The Lucid Player software requires the Sun Java Virtual Machine (JVM) version 1.4.2 or greater.

You should see a box above this text with a single line of text stating one of the following;

Java Version: 1.4.2_05 from Sun Microsystems Inc. or
Java Version: 1.1.4 from Microsoft Corp. or
Java Version: 1.1.5 from Netscape Communications Corp;

If you see version 1.4.2 (or greater) from Sun Microsystems Inc, please proceed to the installation instructions at the bottom of this page.

If you don't see this information or if the version number is less than 1.4.2, you can verify your JVM installation status by doing the following:

Windows

Type "java –version" at a Command Prompt window. You can select a Command Prompt window by either going to "Run" and typing "cmd" or by selecting the "Command Prompt" menu option from Accessories.

Mac OSX, Linux, Unix and other platforms

Type "java –version" at a terminal window.

Note to Macintosh Users - OSX comes pre-installed with the Java Virtual Machine. Ensure you have the latest version of the Java Virtual Machine by running the "software update utility".

Installing the Java Virtual Machine

If you receive an error message stating "Java is an unknown command" or the response to the command states a Java version number less than 1.4.2, such as version 1.2, 1.3 or 1.4.1, then you need to:

Download and install the latest Java Virtual Machine free from www.java.com

Otherwise if the Java version number is equal or greater than 1.4.2, proceed with the installation instructions below.

START KEY

After installing the above mentioned required software, Click on the "START KEY" and then click on "Yes" button of pop up. This will start the key.

Operating System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris.

System Memory: 128MB RAM (256MB or greater recommended).

Web browser: Java-enabled web browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Netscape, Firefox, Opera, or Safari.

NOTE: web pages such as fact sheets attached to items in Lucid v 3.4 interactive key matrices may be considered pop-ups by certain browsers (such as Internet Explorer (IE) when clicked on by users. If your browser blocks these popups, in your browser's internet settings you should allow pop-ups for this Lucid tool. Additionally, Internet Explorer may block "active content" on web pages or interactive keys. To allow active content, in Internet Explorer, under Tools, Internet Options, Advanced tab, Security category, the box next to the setting: "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" should be checked.
The Lucid3 interactive key will run embedded within a web browser as a Java applet Player. Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.2 (1.5 or greater recommended) must be installed on your computer for the Lucid3 Applet Player to run successfully.
If in the box above you see text that says your Java status is version 1.4.2 (or greater) from Sun Microsystems Inc., and your computer meets the Lucid3 system requirements, you may open a key:Ja

Java information:
If you don't see the necessary text in the box above, if the version number displayed is less than 1.4.2, or you receive an error message stating "Java is an unknown command", you can download and install (make sure to uninstall old versions) the latest Java Runtime Environment version from the Java website at www.java.com .
Note: Some Java versions greater than 1.4.2 may have bugs that affect operation of the interactive key. This can usually be cured by downloading the latest Java Runtime Environment version from the Java website. Also, be aware that the JRE is continually being updated for compatibility with operating system updates. It's generally a good idea to have the latest JRE version installed.
You can verify your Java installation status by doing the following:

Windows
Type "java -version" at a Command Prompt window. You can get to the Command Prompt window by either going to Run from the Start button and typing "cmd" or by selecting the Command Prompt menu option from Accessories.

Mac OSX, Linux, Unix and other platforms
Type "java -version" at a terminal window.

Note to Macintosh users:
OSX comes pre-installed with the JRE and is accessible using Safari. Ensure you have the latest version of JRE by running the software update utility. Internet Explorer version 5.2.3, which is the last version of IE for the Mac, does not support JRE, nor does Opera. If you use Firefox, Mozilla, or Camino as your browser, there is a Java Embedding Plugin that will enable them to access JRE and run the key. See the links below for information regarding installation, compatibility and updates for the plugin. The Java Embedding Plugin does not work with Explorer or Opera.
Information and Installation instructions for the Java Embedding Plugin can be found at:
http://javaplugin.sourceforge.net/Readme.html
To download the plugin go to the Java Embedding Plugin Summary at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/javaplugin/

If Java version 1.4.2 or greater is now installed on your computer, you may open a key:

Lucid
Lucid3 (Lucid version 3) is software for creating and using interactive identification keys. Lucid is developed by the Centre for Biological Information Technology at the University of Queensland in Australia. Visit the Lucidcentral website for more information on Lucid and Lucid3.