The magnificent Queen and the smaller male Ichara Sphex are engaged in a phase of their mating ritual known as The Interlocking. During this phase, a fusion occurs between the pair's psychofilaments. The Queen seizes control over the male's brain and all motor function. During The Interlocking she will survey the male's mind and carefully analyze his psyonic amplitude and abilities. If the male is found to be weak-minded, she will send a shockwave of psyonic energy through his psychofilaments that will re-write the circuitry of his brain. The male will become a a mindless drone and he will spend the rest of his life in her servitude. The Queen cannot risk passing on weak supersensorial powers to her spawn.
If, on the other hand, she deems the male to be worthy he will be permitted to synthesize with her. This process will completely drain the male of his psyanofluids which will cripple his psyonic abilities. Depleted, the male will die. The parasitoid Queen will implant thousands of fertilized spores in his carcass. Several of her prior suitors, now drones, will transport the carcass to the lowest recesses of the hive and will guard over the body. After a few days the spores will hatch into larvae and will begin eating the male from the inside out. Additional drones will care for the larvae until they grow into adult sphex and can join the colony.