Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Blue Butterfly Wing is an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be used to make potions at an alchemy lab as part of alchemy.


Blue Butterfly Wings are acquired by harvesting blue butterflies.

  • Can be sold by all alchemists.
  • Can be found in the wilderness of Skyrim, but only during the day and not during rain or snow.
  • There are often pairs of blue butterflies all around Whiterun Hold's tundra plains. In particular, the area from Chillfurrow Farm and east to the river will often spawn 6 to 9 butterflies.
  • Near Honningbrew Meadery. Three butterflies of random color are outside the meadery and three are by the bridge just east of the meadery. They will respawn if the area is left and reentered later.
  • There are a couple of groups of three butterflies between Whitewatch Tower and Whiterun.
  • A few can be found near Forebears' Holdout.
  • In and around Morthal. Pairs of blue butterflies often perch on the piles of stones littered around the area to the north.
  • In Autumnshade Clearing, to the north-west of Riften.
  • In and near Falkreath.
  • There are also some in and around Solitude.
  • Two near the tanning rack on the west side of Lakeview Manor.HF
  • The fields east of Riften spawn many butterflies on clear days.
  • Many can be found around a lake south-east of the Shadow Stone.
  • A few can be found in Bloated Man's Grotto.


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Damage Stamina Fortify Conjuration Damage Magicka Regen Fortify Enchanting

† Multiple effects