Billywig Fantastic Beasts
Billywig Fantastic Beasts

The Billywig is an insect native to Australia. It is classified as XXX, and measures about half an inch (1.27 cm) long and is a vivid blue sapphire. Being so fast, the Billywig is rarely seen by Muggles, wizards or witches once they have been bitten.

Billywig wings attach to the top of your head and wings rotate very fast, making the Billywig can fly. The Billywig also has a long, thin thorn in the lower part of his body. Anyone bitten by a Billywig suffers dizziness followed levitation, and this is what gives the Billywig XXX rating. Young wizards and witches Australians have tried to catch Billywigs to the bite. However, excess stings can cause the victim afloat for days. If the victim suffers from a severe allergic reaction, flotation may be permanent.

Billywig dry stingers are used in various potions, and are believed to be an ingredient of the popular candy fried meigas.

Billywig, the sapphire insect
Billywig, the sapphire insect

Behind the Scenes

Xenophilius Lovegood wings Billywig used for recreation Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw.

In Harry Potter series, Ron Weasley wrote in the margin of the page “I will not eat any more” in response to what the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook says about the sting of Billywig is used to prepare sweets meigas chips.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of the beasts escaped from Newt Scamander’s suitcase.