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"The Doxy is often mistaken for a fairy though it is a quite separate species. Like the fairy, it has a minute human form, though in the Doxy’s case this is covered in thick black hair and has an extra pair of arms and legs. The Doxy’s wings are thick, curved and shiny, much like a beetle’s. Doxys are found throughout northern Europe and America, preferring cold climates."
Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them[src]

The Doxy, sometimes referred to as the Biting Fairy, is a small Fairy-like magical beast, sometimes mistaken for a Fairy.

Nature

Physiology & Life cycle

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The Doxy is covered in coarse black hair, and has an additional set of arms and legs. Doxies have shiny beetle-like wings, and a double row of sharp teeth. If bitten, a wizard or witch should take an antidote immediately, as their venom is highly poisonous.[1] Doxies bury their eggs underground, and Doxy Queens can lay up to five-hundred at once. The eggs generally hatch in two to three weeks.

Distribution

Preferring cold climates, the Doxy is found throughout Northern Europe and North America.

Interaction with humans

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Doxies are considered pests. They can infest houses, taking up residence in the draperies. Removing them requires a good supply of Doxycide. Alternatively, they can be dispatched with a simple Knockback Jinx, as doxies are particularly vulnerable to it, excluding the queens, which are more resistant.[2]

Cormac McLaggen was known to have eaten a pound of Doxy eggs for a bet, making him unable to try out for the Gryffindor Quidditch Team in his 6th year at Hogwarts.

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Uses

Fred and George Weasley used Doxy venom for their Skiving Snackboxes, sold at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Harold Dingle used Doxy droppings to pretend it was powdered Dragon claw to sell to fifth years, but was confiscated by Hermione Granger.[3]

Etymology

Doxy is an archaic English term, meaning "prostitute". It derives from the German word Docke, meaning "doll".

Behind the scenes

Strange Creature from IMAX Featurate

Doxy in the IMAX trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)

Appearances

Wiki
The Harry Potter Wiki has 13 images related to Doxy.
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Doxies in flight

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A Doxy as depicted on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Notes and references


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