Unlike a great many of the unreleased strains, there remains a wealth of material on the drosodrove, which forms the basis for what is now known about its life cycle and effects.
A fifteenth or sixteenth generation substrain of the drosodroni, the drosodrove could be quickly distinguished by its tarry, plastic body. In a derivation of its parent strain's effect, it compelled its victims to seek isolation (with the mesmerized prey even resorting to violence to ensure solitude), combined with the "you can't fight it" stunning effect that led to the sensitive's eventual self-cannibalization of the lips, cheeks, and fingertips of the dominant hand during the starvation period of the encounter. The drosodrove's synthetic skin added a suffocating element to its hypnotizing effect, as well, with most victims ingesting some amount of the stranger's toxic body in the hours before death.
As its generation required very specific environmental conditions (all windows covered in tarp, barbed wire along the gutters, and the piled-up wrappers from disposable body bags heavy in heaps), the drosodrove was at first thought of as a rare strain. This changed rapidly after the Vain King Louis incident, which created, almost overnight, the conditions necessary to generate the drosodrove in sudden abundance. Aiding its flourish were the sick and displaced crowds that had taken the street in the hopes of escaping their forced transfer to what would soon become the first mattress camps. As the refugees scattered their seperate ways and grabbed whatever black, shiny plastic they could find in order to both protect and disguise their face and hands, it is inevitable that those sensitives among them would have had no choice but to fall an accidental victim to the drosodrove as their human hands yanked it from the trash bag piles that formed the strain's home.