Two new species of Lophoteles including the first record of this genus in the Oriental Region (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
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.