"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.[1] There exists a spell which can be used to conjure butterflies.[2][3]


In 1991 some butterflies could be found near Rubeus Hagrid's cabin.[4]

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.[5]

Ron Weasley once had an old Shooting Star broomstick, which was so slow that it often was outstripped by butterflies.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]


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