Two new species of Lophoteles including the first record of this genus in the Oriental Region (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 339-346, 2013
Abstract: Two new species of the pachygastrine genus Lophoteles Loew, 1858 are described:
L. brevispinus sp. nov. from the Philippines (Luzon) and L. longispinus sp. nov.
from Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago). The first of them represents the
first record of this genus in the Oriental Region whereas the other species are
known exclusively from the Australasian Region (10 spp.) or Afrotropical and
Australasian Regions (Lophoteles plumula Loew, 1858). Both new species were
compared with Lonchegaster armata White, 1914, the type species of the
Australasian genus Lonchegaster White, 1914, characterized by a similar strong
apical spine on the scutellum as both new species of Lophoteles.
Key words: Diptera, Stratiomyidae, Pachygastrinae, Lonchegaster, Lophoteles, new species, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago