ⓘ Philidris nagasau

                                     

ⓘ Philidris nagasau

Philidris nagasau is a species of ant in the genus Philidris. Described by Mann in 1921, the species is endemic to Fiji.

Nagasau Philidris makes his life by planting seeds of the epiphytes, such as Squamellaria in the bark of trees and care for them as a garden. Their planting habits to share a remarkable resemblance to a human. They are able to identify seeds from your favorite plants, to plant these seeds, protect their land from potential predators, and, finally, to use your own feces to fertilize young seedlings. There is also evidence that these ants have lost the ability to nest Squamellaria developed domatia for ants these are. This suggests that P. nagasau Squamellaria selectively breed with larger openings, which gradually evolved into the domatia.