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"I'm just a fly on the wall."
Dolores Umbridge, while observing teaching[src]

Flesh flies (sometimes simply Flies) are small, usually irritating black flies with yellow blood that, as the name suggests, frequently fly around. These flies are used to distract a spider and let it smash hedges in the Hedge Maze of the Triwizard Tournament.[1] Giant Purple Toads eat dead flies. While watching Sybill Trelawney's Divination teaching in the 1995–1996 school year, Dolores Umbridge said that she was just like a fly on the wall. In the 1996–1997 school year before Quidditch practice, Cormac McLaggen and Ronald Weasley had a discussion about the Keeper position. Ron said that a Keeper needed to be fast, and Cormac showed his fast movements by catching a fly with three fingers and crunch it.

"I know Katie, she wouldn't hurt a fly!"
—Harry Potter about Katie Bell[src]

In same year after Katie Bell was cursed with an opal necklace, which was observed by Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape, Harry Potter said that Katie wouldn't hurt a fly.The home of Bathilda Bagshot were filled with flies, as it were very old and filled with chaos. Bathilda, herself, were smelling and had flies buzzing around her.


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