Philidris cordata

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Philidris cordata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Dolichoderinae
Genus: Philidris
Species: P. cordata
Binomial name
Philidris cordata
(Smith, F., 1859)
  • Philidris cordata stewartii Forel, 1893
  • Philidris cordata fusca Forel, 1901
  • Philidris cordata protensa Forel, 1911

Philidris cordata is a species of ant in the genus Philidris. Described by Smith in 1859, the species is endemic to Indonesia and New Guinea.[1] This species is a frequent inhabitant of the ant plant genera: Myrmecodia and Hydnophytum.[2]


  1. ^ Shattuck, S. O. 1992a. Review of the dolichoderine ant genus Iridomyrmex Mayr with descriptions of three new genera (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Australian Journal of Entomological Society 31: 13-18 (page 18, Combination in Philidris)
  2. ^ Huxley, Camilla R. (1978-01-01). "The Ant-Plants Myrmecodia and Hydnophytum (rubiaceae), and the Relationships Between Their Morphology, Ant Occupants, Physiology and Ecology". New Phytologist. 80 (1): 231–268. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.1978.tb02285.x. ISSN 1469-8137.