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.

Gottlieb Native Garden Species List

The following species have been documented in the Gottlieb Native Garden as of September 2016.

Mammals

Canyon Bat - Parastrellus hesperus
Mexican Free-tailed Bat - Tadarida brasiliensis
Hoary Bat - Lasiurus cinereus

Mule Deer
Bobcat
Gray Fox
Coyote
Northern Raccoon
Striped Skunk
Big-eared Woodrat
Botta's Pocket Gopher
Brush Rabbit
California Ground Squirrel
Eastern Fox Squirrel -- non-native species
Virginia Opossum -- non-native species


Birds

Wood Duck
Mallard
California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Western Gull
Rock Pigeon — non-native species
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Common Poorwill
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen's Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker
Yellow-chevroned Parakeet -- non-native species
Nanday Parakeet -- non-native species
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Warbling Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Oak Titmouse
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
California Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch

Reptiles and Amphibians

San Diego Gopher Snake
California Striped Racer
Coast Range Fence Lizard
Western Side-blotched Lizard

Pacific Tree Frog - Pseudacris regill
Garden Slender Salamander - Batrachoseps major major

Butterflies

Checkered White
Sara Orangetip
Cabbage White -- non-native species
Cloudless Sulfur
Mourning Cloak
Gulf Fritillary
Monarch ♀♂
Painted Lady
American Lady
Anise Swallowtail
Pale Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Common Buckeye
California Sister
Red Admiral
Funereal Duskywing
Fiery Skipper
Umber Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Northern White-Skipper
Fatal Metalmark ♂
Marine Blue
Western Pygmy Blue
Gray Hairstreak

Moths

White Lined Sphinx Moth - Hyles lineata
Red-bordered Wave Moth - Idaea demissaria
Inornate Pyrausta Moth - Pyrausta inornatalis
Genista Broom Moth - Uresiphita reversalis
Scribbled Sallow Moth- Sympistis perscripta
Mountain-mahogany Moth - Ethmia discostrigella
Somber Carpet Moth - Disclisioprocta stellata
Omnivorous Leaf-roller - Platynota stultana
Dark-bordered Granite - Digrammia neptaria
Geometrid Moth - Digrammia denticulata
Geometrid Moth - Neoterpes edwardsata
Geometrid - Cyclophora dataria
Geometrid Moth - Eupithecia purpurissata
Geometrid Moth - Drepanulatrix monicaria
Geometrid Moths - Hydriomena edenata
Geometrid Moth - Tetracis cervinaria
Geometrid Moth - Drepanulatrix foeminaria
Geometrid Moth - Plataea californiaria
Geometrid Moth - Pterotaea lamiaria
Cabbage Webworm Moth - Hellula rogatalis
Pyralid Moth - Ephestiodes gilvescentella
pyralid moth - Ephestiodes sp.
Tortricid Moth - Henricus umbrabasana
Tortricid Moth - Platynota stultana
owlet moth - sp.
Mossy Sallow - Feralia februalis
Concealer Moth - Tachystola hemisema -- non-native species
Omnivorous Looper - Sabulodes aegrotata
Triplex Cutworm Moth - Micrathetis triplex
Scale-feeding Snout Moth - Laetilia coccidivora
Crambid Snout Moth - Petrophila jaliscalis
Crambid Snout Moth - Pyrausta napaealis
crambid snout moth - Glaphyriinae sp.
Everlasting Bud Moth - Eublemma minima
twirler moth - Gelechiidae sp.
Black Witch - Ascalapha odorata
Small Mottled Willow Moth - Spodoptera exigua
Emerald - Dichorda consequaria
Emerald - Nemoria leptalea
Emerald - Dichorda illustraria
Wavy-lined Emerald - Synchlora aerata
Mossy Sallow - Feralia februalis
leaf blotch miner Moth – Caloptilia sp.
Volupial Pyrausta Moth - Pyrausta volupialis
Autumnal Moth - Epirrita autumnata
Small Mottled Willow Moth - Spodoptera exigua
Nolid Moth - Meganola fuscula
Brown Woodling Moth - Egira perlubens
Ethmia discostrigella – Mountain-mahogany Moth 
Southern Purple Mint Moth - Pyrausta laticlavia
Owlet Moth - Protorthodes melanopis
fungus moth - Opogona ns (new species) - yet un-named

Bees

Sweat Bee - Halibuts tripartitus
Sweat Bee - Halibuts ligatus
sweat bee - Lasioglossum sp. ♀
sweat bee - Lasioglossum sp. 
Slevin's Cellophane Bee - Colletes slevini
Yellow-Masked Bee - Hylaeus mesillae ♂♀
yellow masked bee - Hylaeus sp. ♂♀
mason bee
mason bee - Dianthidium sp. ♂♀
Sonoran Bumble Bee - Bombus sonorus  ♀
Yellow-faced Bumble Bee - Bombus vosnesenskii
Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora californica
green metallic bee - Agapostemon sp.
Western Little Leaf-cutter Bee - Megachile onobrychidis ♂♀
Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee - Megachile rotundata — non-native species
Horsefly-like Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex
Small Carpenter Bee - Ceratina Subgenus Zadontomerus
Small Carpenter Bee - Ceratina arizonensis
Valley Carpenter Bee - Xylocopa varipuncta
European Honey Bee -Apis mellifera  -- non-native species ♀
cuckoo bee - Epeolus sp.

Wasps

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber - Sceliphron caementarium
Great Golden Digger Wasp - Sphex ichneumons
Red-tailed Spider Hunter - Tachypompilus unicolor
Thread-waisted Wasp - Prionyx thomae
Grass-carrying Wasp - Isodontia elegans
Blue Mud Wasp - Chalybion californicum
tiphiid wasp
Mason Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo hidalgo
mason wasp - Stenodynerus sp.
Mason Wasp - Parancistrocerus declivitous
Mason Wasp - Euodynerus hidalgo viereckii
mason wasp - Euodynerus sp.
square-headed wasp - Ectemnius sp.
crabronid wasp - Cerceris sp.
sphecid wasp - Tachysphex sp.
sphecid wasp - Cerceris sp.
Chalcidid Wasp - Contra amoena
wood wasp
eulophid wasp sp.
eulophid wasp sp.
cuckoo wasp
Golden Polistes - Polistes fuscatus
Yellow Jacket - Vespula pensylvanica
tarantula hawk - pepsis sp.
ichneumon wasp
ichneumon wasp - Agathidinae sp.
ichneumonid wasp - Lathrostizus sp.
ichneumon wasp - Campopleginae sp.
braconid wasp - Microgastrinae sp. 
chalcid wasp - Pteromalidae sp.
velvet ant  - Sphaeropthalminae sp. 

Dragonfly and Damselfly Species

Flame Skimmer - Libellula saturata ♀♂
Neon Skimmer - Libellula croceipennis ♀♂

Pacific Forktail - Ischnura cervula ♀♂
Vivid Dancer - Argia vivida ♀♂
Arroyo Bluet - Enallagma praevarum
Spotted Spreadwing - Lestes congener
California Spreadwing - Archilestes californicus

Beetles

Kidney-spotted Psyllobora - Psyllobora renifer
flea beetle - Altica sp.
lady beetle
Leaf Beetle - Mimosestes amicus
Click Beetle - Heteroderes amplicollis
Brown Leatherwing Beetle - Pacificanthia consors
darkling beetle - Blapstinus sp.
Darkling Beetle - Platydema oregonense
rove beetle - Staphylinidae sp.
rove beetle - Philonthina sp.
desert stink beetle - Eleodes sp.
False Blister Beetle - Xanthochroina bicolor
Checkered Beetle - Enoclerus quadrisignatus
minute brown scavenger beetle - Corticariinae sp.
Hairy Fungus Beetle - Typhaea stercorea
harry junebeetle - Serica sp.
junebeetle - Phobetus sp.
Powderpost Bostrichid - Amphicerus cornutus
Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer - Phoracantha recurva -- non-native species
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis -- non-native species
Black Burying Beetle - Nicrophorus nigrita ♀♂
Firefly - Pterotus obscuripennis

True Bugs

Lygaeid Bug - Melacoryphus rubicollis
Red-shouldered Stink Bug - Thyanta custato
Bigeyed Bug - Geocoris punctipes
Broken-backed Bug - Taylorilygus apicalis
plant bug - Phytocoris sp.
dirt-colored seed bug - Ozophora sp.
Dirt-colored Seed Bug - Pseudopachybrachius vinctus
Sycamore Lace Bug - Corythucha ciliata
Uhler's Stink Bug - Chlorochroa uhleri
Large Milkweed Bug - Oncopeltus fasciatus
leafhopper - Gyponana sp.
Privet Leafhopper - Fieberiella florii -- non-native species
smaller water strider - Microvelia sp.
Plant Bug - Paraproba hamata
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter - Homalodisca vitripennis
Stilt Bug - Neoneides muticus

Flies

Mexican Cactus Fly - Copestylum mexicanum
Longhorn Cactus Fly - Odontoloxozus longicornis
Four-spotted Aphid Fly - Dioprosopa clavata
black-winged bee fly
bee fly – geron sp.
bee fly – villa sp.
bee fly - Anthracinae sp.
Bee Fly - Paravilla californica
drone fly – eristalis sp.
Drone Fly - Copestylum haagii
Longlegged Fly - Condylostylus longicornis  
longlegged fly - Tachytrechus sp.♂
green bottle fly - Phaenicia sp.
Green Bottle Fly - Lucilia sericata
tachinid fly – archytas sp.
hover fly - sphaerophoria sp.
Bird Hover Fly - Eupeodes volucris
Hover Fly - Allograpta obliqua
Syrphid Fly - Dioprosopa clavata
Syrphid Fly - Eristalis stipulator
Syrphid Fly - Paragus haemorrhous
Syrphid Fly - Copestylum haagii
Syrphid Fly - Eristalinus taeniops -- non-native species
non-biting midges - Chironomus group
Saw fly – Diprionidae sp.
fruit fly - Trupanea sp.
dark-winged fungus gnat – Sciaridae –sp.♀♂
African Fig Fly - Zaprionus indianus — non-native species
Boatman Fly- Pogonortalis doclea -- non-native species

Spiders

Trashline Orbweaver - Cyclosa turbinata
Western Spotted Orbweaver - Neoscona oaxacensis
Spotted Orbweaver - Neoscona crucifera
Orb Weaver - Metepeira spinipes
Jeweled Araneus - Araneus gemma
Banded Garden Spider - Argiope rifasciata
Wolf Spider - Schizocosa mccooki
flower spider - Misumenops sp.
Whitebanded Crab Spider - Misumenoides formosipes ♀♂
Crab Spider - Mecaphesa californica
Green Lynx Spider - Peucetia viridans
Lynx Spider - Hamataliwa grisea
jumping spider - Salticidae sp.
Jumping Spider - Sassacus vitis
Jumping Spider - Phidippus californicus
Jumping Spider - Mexigonas morosus
Bold Jumper - Phidippus audax
funnel weaver
longjawed orbweaver - Tetragnatha sp.
Sac Spider - Trachelas pacificus
Western Black Widow - Latrodectus hesperus
Brown Widow -- non-native species ♀♂
House Spider - Achearanea tepediorum

Scorpions, Millipedes and Centipedes

Silvestri's Scorpion - Paruroctonus silvestrii

Greenhouse Millipede - Oxidus gracilis -- non-native species
large common millipede - Hiltonius sp.

House Centipede - Scutigera coleoptrata — non-native species

Other Arthropods of Interest

green lacewing - Chrysopidae sp.
green lacewing - Chrysopidae sp.
beaded lacewing - Lomamyia sp.
Cochineal - Dactylopius coccus
Western Short-horn Walkingstick - Parabacillus hesperus
praying mantis - Mantida sp.
Broad-winged Katydid - Microcentrum rhombifolium
Mexican Bush Katydid - Scudderia mexicana
Pallid-winged Grasshopper - Trimerotropis pallidipennis
Western Stutter-trilling Cricket - Gryllus integer
House Cricket - Acheta domesticus — non-native species
Tropical House Cricket - Gryllodes sigillatus — non-native species ♀
jerusalem cricket - Stenopelmatus sp.
Argentine Ant - Linepithema humile -- non-native species
coccoidea - Dactylopius Sp.
Brown Soft Scale - Coccus hesperidum
Mellon Aphid - Aphis gossypii
spittle bug - Cercopidae sp.
Yucca Weevil - Scyphophorus yuccae
Blue Gum Psyllid - Ctenarytaina eucalypti -- non-native species

Flora

Indian Mallow (Abutilon palmeri)
Yarrow "White" and "Island Pink" (Achillea millefolium)
Western Columbine (Acqilegia formosa)
Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum)
Nicolas Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum 'Nicolas Chamise')
Desert Century Plant (Agave desertii)
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis california)
Madrone (Arbutus meniesii)
California Dutchman's Pike (Aristolochia californica)
California Sagebrush (Artemesia californica)
California Sandhill Sagebrush (Artmenesia pycnocephala)
Narrow-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis)
Salt Bush (Atriplex lentiformis 'breweri')
Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis)
Mule Fat (Baccharis salicifolia)
Desert Marigold (Bailyea multiradiata)
Side Oats Gramma (Bouteloua curtipendula)
Blue Gamma Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)
California Bromegrass (Bromus carinatus)
PInk Fairyduster (calliandra eriophylla)
Baja Fairyduster (Calliandra californica)
Wild Morning Glory (Calystegia macrostegia)
Berkeley Sedge (Carex tumulicola)
Bush Anenome (Carpenteria california)
Soap Plant (Chlorogalum pomeridianum)
Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata)
Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)
Island Tree Poppy (Dendromecon rigida ssp harfordii)
Tapertip Liveforever (Dudleya attenuata)
Liveforever Dudleya (Dudleya brittonii)
Chalk Dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta)
California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum)
Coast Sunflower (Encelia californica)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
California Fescue (Festuca californica)
Western Fescue (Festuca occidentalis)
Creeping Red Festuca (Festuca rubra)
Mexican Fremontia (Fremontodendron mexicanum)
California Glory Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron 'California Glory')
California Wild Strawberry (Fragaria californica)
Beach Strawberry (Fragaria chilensis)
California Buckthorn (Frangula californica)
Baja Bush Snapdragon (Galvezia juncea 'Gran Canon')
Bush Snapdragon (Galvezia speciosa 'Firecracker')
Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)
Pink Coral Bells (Heuchera maxima)
Red Coral Bells (Heuchera sanguina)
Desert Lavender (hyptis emoryi)
Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana)
Bladderpod (Isomeris arborea)
California Gray Rush (Juncus patens)
Chuparosa (Justica californica)