There are nearly 5,000 species of rove beetles in North America. In this case we were lucky to narrow it down to a genus that contains just 15 species. Unlike most rove beetles that are dull-colored, this group is characterized by their bright colors of red/orange and black/blue. The color pattern may serve as a warning to predators. Species within this genus (and most rove beetles in general) prey on other invertebrates as larvae and adults. While it may not look like it, they have well-developed wings folded under their small wing covers and can fly. 
Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 7/25/20 near St. Regis, MT