The Husnock were an intelligent species and civilization. They were very aggressive and conquered other worlds. They were made extinct in 2366, when they numbered around fifty billion. The Husnock had been described as "a species of hideous intelligence who knew only aggression and destruction." Their physical appearance was unknown.
In 2366, a Husnock warship attacked and destroyed the Delta Rana IV colony. Unknown to the Husnock, an energy lifeform known as a Douwd was also living on the planet in the guise of Kevin Uxbridge. Despite having seen illusions created by the Douwd which tricked them, they still succeeded in destroying the colony. In a split-second of anguish over the Husnock attackers killing his wife, the normally pacifist Douwd annihilated not only the attacking ship, but every member of the Husnock race with its enormous powers. (TNG: "The Survivors")