The Gottlieb Native Garden

a california love story

The Gottlieb Native Garden is a flourishing ecosystem belonging to Susan and Dan Gottlieb, friends of flora and fauna and devoted environmental philanthropists. With more than 100 hand-selected plant species and hundreds of animal species, the backyard is a National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and a Xerces Society-designated Pollinator Habitat.

Yucca Weevil

This large weevil (over 1/2") gave itself away as it flew around the garden, possibly in search of its host plant Hesperoyucca whipplei, or Chaparral Yucca.  Adults of this weevil species are usually out seeking mates between March and July, but with the unseasonal warm stretch of weather we’ve had it, along with other insects, has become active earlier than normal.

Yucca Weevil — Scyphophorus yuccae