The Butterfly in a Jar is a unique miscellaneous item in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It contains a live Monarch Butterfly that flies around inside a jar. There are other types of jars like this that can be found throughout Skyrim; each jar contains a different insect. It is one of many insects found living in Skyrim.


The Butterfly in a Jar can be found in the Alchemist's Shack by the side of the road south of Ivarstead, west of the Rift Imperial Camp.



  • Unlike the Bee in a Jar and Dragonfly in a Jar, and like the Moth in a Jar and the Torchbug in a Jar, the Butterfly in a Jar does respawn.

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