Antlia



Astronomy. the Air Pump, a small southern constellation between Vela and Hydra.
(lowercase) Entomology. the proboscis of a lepidopterous insect.
Historical Examples

A still more extraordinary instance of irritability is exhibited by the Antlia, or instrument of suction of the butterfly.
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) William Kirby

noun (Latin genitive) Antliae (ˈæntlɪˌiː)
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere close to Hydra and Vela

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