Notes on the Genus Protothea Weise With Redescription of P. Quadripunctata (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini)
The gene Protothea Weise, 1898 is diagnosed and transferred from Halyziini (=Psylloborini) to Coccinellini. Nedina Hoang, 1983 is synonymised with Protothea (new synonym) and Nedina mirablis Hoang, 1984 with Protothea quadripunctata (Mulsant, 1853) (new synonym). The remaining species of Nedina are transferred to Protothea: P. decemguttata (Hoang, 1983), P. limbata (Hoang, 1983), P. flavescens (Hoang, 1983), P. octoguttata (Hoang, 1983), P. aurea (Hoang, 1984), and P. melanaria (Hoang, 1984) (new combinations). P. quadripunctata (Mulsant) is redescribed and illustrated based on material from India (Assam; Nagaland).
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