Megalurothrips flaviflagellus sp. nov. (Thripidae: Thripinae) is described from Fujian Province in southeastern China. Unlike other species of this genus, antennal segments III–VIII are completely yellowish white to white. Based on the color of body and antennae, this new species is similar to Parabaliothrips cokerakus, but the Megalurothrips species can be readily distinguished from Parabaliothrips by having dorso-apical median setae on first antennal segment and no ctenidia on abdominal tergites. The genus Megalurothrips Bagnall now includes 10 species in China. One of them, M. grisbrunneus Feng, Chou and Li is clearly not a member of this genus as is discussed here.
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