"What's the matter? All I said was that Komaytos look like little Metr—" Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.
"Morphology: Phase Sprite. Emits bursts of energy capable of blinding visor systems. Phase Sprites travel in large collectives for safety. Each collective is spawned by a Sprite Nucleus--a larger, brighter Sprite that the others orbit as they search for sustenance. As a defense mechanism, they can render themselves invisible. If threatened, they will generate a bright burst of light and radiation that can temporarily neutralize sensors and powered systems."