Riftspawn Enemy type

So what exactly are Riftspawn supposed to be? Because you have the poisonous murder crickets but also the enemy versions of Briathorns amond their ranks. Are they just kinda of a placeholder type enemy?

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riftspawn can be considered as manifestation of aether corruption or aether infected beast.

You are probably right, it just feels weird considering they attack Aetherial mobs. A lot of Riftspawn feel like the Magical Beast archetype from Dungeons and Dragons. They obviously aren’t natural but they aren’t totally alien either.