The New London Beautification Committee has put together some articles to try to help you distinguishing between native and non-native mantids. . .
The Invasive Mantis Species
By: Jillian Pyle, Easement Steward
Praying Mantis – Indiscriminate Predator
By Chris Neff
New Jersey Audubon
Praying or Preying?
By Natural Lands
Alien vs. Native Ootheca
By Southern Meadows Habitat Gardens