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"Outside, butterflies and bees were hovering lazily over the grass and hedgerow."
— Butterflies and bees hovering above the Burrow lawn[src]

The butterfly is a small winged insect with the ability to fly. They are related to moths, and have four states in life: egg, pupa, larva and adult.[3] There existed a spell which could be used to conjure butterflies.[4][5]


In 1991, some butterflies could be found near Rubeus Hagrid's cabin.[1]

In 1994, as the students of Hogwarts prepared to meet the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang delegations, Parvati Patil wore a large ornamental butterfly on the end of her plait, but Professor McGonagall found it "ridiculous" and made her remove it.[6]

Ron Weasley once had an old Shooting Star broomstick, which was so slow that it often was outstripped by butterflies.[7]

During the 1995–1996 school year, blue butterflies could be found fluttering throughout Hogwarts grounds.[8]

On 1 August, 1997, butterflies and bees were hovering lazily over the grass and hedgerow on the property of The Burrow as the Wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour kicked off.[9]

Later that year, when Harry and Hermione Granger visited an abandoned electrical substation on their mission to destroy horcruxes, butterflies were seen flying around in the area.[10]

Lottie Turner's father was a butterfly Animagus.[11]


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