Diachasmimorpha sanguinea (Ashmead, 1889)
Opius sanguineus: Gahan 1915: 69, 74 (key, synonymy, expanded distribution and host); Muesebeck and Walkley 1951: 157 (synonymy, new distribution and host); Muesebeck 1967: 54 (catalog).
Opius (Biosteres) sanguineus: Fischer 1965: 116, 138-139 (key, redescription).
Biosteres sanguineus: Fischer 1971: 30 (catalog, change in rank); Wharton and Marsh 1978: 152, 156 (key, diagnosis, distribution, biology); Marsh 1979: 201 (catalog).
Biosteres (Chilotrichia) sanguineus: Fischer 1977: 804, 819-821 (key, redescription).
Diachasmimorpha sanguinea: Wharton 1997: 14 (generic transfer).
In publications prior to about 1988, the species of Diachasmimorpha were placed either in the genus Opius or in the genus Biosteres. This species, however, was not formally transferred to Diachasmimorpha until 1997 (Wharton 1997).
This species was originally described from several specimens reared from Zonosemata electa infesting fruits of Solanum carolinense L. (Ashmead, 1889, Gahan 1915). The only known host of Zonosemata vittigera is Solanum eleagnifolium Cav. (Foote et al. 1993) and this is the host plant from which we have reared Diachasmimorpha sanguinea in central and western Texas.