Asian Mantis...Invasive?

    While searching Ebay for my Mantis tiller I stumbled across many listings for praying mantis eggs. Some of these specify that they are Asian mantises. Searching the web for that it appears this is a species relatively easy to raise in captivity. There are many of these raised and shipped around the states. This seems to me like it might be a bad idea....comments?     On another search for hummingbirds one page was of a hummer captured by a huge mantis, in the Carolinas I think. Wonder if it was a native mantis or something else.
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No, not a bad idea as far as I know. Here in Virginia, the Asian species of Mantis share the environment with our native Mantis with no ill effects. I don't know if they intermingle or not.
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