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May 24, 5-30 PM at Botanical Garden, Karnatak University Dharwad.
In the area between the main gate and the nursery, I noticed ant nests on few trees such as Terminalia bellerica (Beleric or Bastard Myrobalan), Dalbergia sissoo and Polyalthia longifolia (false Ashoka). Some nests were quite new while others were old; I guessed it by the color of the leaves. Leaves were not separated from the trees in Beleric and false Ashoka trees; that way the nests were anchored to the tree. Nests in Dalbergia were made of leaves separated, however few leaves remain attached providing anchorage to the nest. These nests were probably made by the same species of ant. The white binding material was common in all nests.