A reconnaissance survey was undertaken to assess the responses of ground insect communities to habitat restoration efforts in the Attappady hills, Western Ghats. Diversity patterns of various ground insect assemblages such as ants, beetles, etc. were compared across an age trajectory of restored sites. The diversity of these assemblages was correlated with age trajectory
of sites. Also, patterns of recolonization by different insect trophic guilds and ant functional groups were comparable with earlier studies from different biogeographic areas.