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Skyrim:Butterfly Wing

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Butterfly Wing
Butterfly Wing
Value 3 Weight 0.1
Alchemy Effects
1st Restore Health Restore Health
2nd Fortify Barter Fortify Barter
3rd Lingering Damage Stamina Lingering Damage Stamina
4th Damage Magicka Damage Magicka
# Samples 19
Creature Monarch Butterfly
Merchant Avail. Uncommon
A monarch butterfly

Butterfly Wings can be acquired by catching orange monarch butterflies. You receive two wings for each butterfly you catch.



19 guaranteed samples can be found in 13 different locations. Locations with multiple samples are:

It is categorized as an uncommon ingredient, meaning that all apothecary merchants have a 15% chance of carrying 1-5 samples. In addition, it may be randomly found in uncommon- and rare-type apothecary's satchels.


Butterflies appear at butterfly spawning sites. Each spawning site generates up to three butterflies, with a random mix of both monarch and blue varieties, between 6am and 6pm. The same sites also generate luna moths and torchbugs between 8pm and 11pm. These sites generate every time the player enters an area, so large quantities can be quickly harvested by repeatedly entering and exiting a nearby cave or building. There are 515 spawning sites in 143 different locations. Locations with the greatest numbers are:


  • The wings of the Monarch butterflies are placed incorrectly on the insects, so that the wing structure is actually upside down.