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Billywigs

Billywig in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A small, vivid sapphire-blue insect with wings on its head which allow it to spin as it flies. Its sting causes giddiness and levitation and, when dried, can be used in several potions


Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions and are believed to be a component in the popular sweet Fizzing Whizzbees.


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Billywig in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Billywig


Billywigs fact file


Breed

Insect

Appearance

Small and vivid sapphire-blue in colour. The fast-rotating wings atop its head allow the Billywig to spin as it flies.

Magic Abilities

Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions, and allegedly in Fizzing Whizzbees.

Dangers

The Billywig's sting causes giddiness and levitation, which can be permanent if the sufferer is allergic

Typical Habitats

Australia