Moth- and butterfly-like creatures have appeared in several Castlevania games. They usually hover in the air, sprinkling poisonous dust on the ground below.

Moths first appeared in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, but not as enemies. Instead, they cluster around lanterns. As these lanterns are destroyed in order to gain their contents (such as Hearts), they move to harass the one who destroyed them or move to the next light source. They are only a nuisance, though, and do not do any actual damage.

The first moth enemy was the Princess of Moss, a mistranslation of "Princess of Moths" or "Moth Princess". She's the boss encountered in Castlevania: Bloodlines at the Versailles Palace. She resembles Marie Antoinette, although attacks by Eric Lecarde or John Morris reveal her true and much less pleasant form, a giant moth. When she first transforms, poison dust falls to the ground, but for much of the battle, she just hovers around in the air.

One of the forms of Shadow in Harmony of Dissonance is a giant moth or butterfly that will sprinkle poison dust on the player.

A giant moth called King Moth appears in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, which again, sprinkles poison dust on the player.


Main article: Bitterfly

Enemies called Bitterflies have a moth-like appearance, but are actually human heads with flapping ears called Chonchons.


Main article: Mothman

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Moths and Butterflies
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Cvbl-princess Princess of Moss  [ edit ]
' 5. Versailles Palace
Qmoss Princess of Moss [Second Form]  [ edit ]
' 5. Versailles Palace
Kingmoth King Moth (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
''Abil: Poison
Strong: Poison
HP: 140
Exp: 88
Atk: 290
Def: 160
Common Drop: Antidote (3%)
Rare Drop: Heart Ex (0.2%)
Underground Warehouse, Underground Gallery
Shadow Shadow2 Shadow3 Shadow4 69. Shadow  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
''Abil: Can transform to Black Panther, Sword and Moth.
Level: 36
HP: 1,600
Exp: 2,362
Castle B: Sky Walkway
Mothman 81. Mothman (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
Half man, half moth. It appears to be attracted to the light. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 199
MP: 80
Exp: 355
Atk: 54
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Sense Up (64%)
The Pinnacle
Mothman 109. Mothman  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
Half moth, half man--he sprinkles poisonous dust wherever he goes. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 80
Exp: 125
Skill Pt: 7
13th Street, Nest of Evil
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