The Space Pirates in the Metroid series are a race of creatures in varying forms but a swarm intelligence it seems, similar as bee folks.

Personally i don’t like their designs much…let’s see if i can still find some great looking artworks of them made by the fans

Space Pirate Metroid Prime

The Space Pirates from Metroid  – Art by the Fans

Metroid Space Pirate Render

Render Art of a Space Pirate