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Doxys

doxys in the curtains

A flying household pest with a poisonous bite. It lays up to five hundered eggs at a time, which would only be deemed fit for consumption by a complete idiot


What is a Doxy?


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I was in the hospital wing when they held the trials… Ate a pound of Doxy eggs for a bet


Cormac McLaggen
Cormac McLaggen (played by Freddie Stroma) in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Eaten for a bet


The Weasleys, Harry and Hermione use Doxycide in Grimmauld Place.

Doxycide in Grimmauld Place


Right, you lot, you need to be careful, because Doxys bite and their teeth are poisonous...


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

The de-Doxying of the curtains took most of the morning.


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

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Creature chaos illustration


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Caterwauling Charm’s set off, they’ll be on to you like Bowtruckles on Doxy eggs


Aberforth Dumbledore

‘I’ve had a look at it, and it’s actually dried Doxy droppings.’


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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

By J.K. Rowling

Doxys fact file


Appearance

Similar to a fairy but covered in thick, black hair. It has curved wings like a beetle's and an extra pair of arms and legs.

Magic Abilities

Its venom was used by the Weasley twins in the development of their Skiving Snackbox creations

Dangers

Poisonous bite, delivered by double rows of sharp teeth

Typical Habitats

Infests wizarding homes in northern Europe and America. Prefers colder climates