The Notched-mouth Ground Beetle is typically 0.7 inches to 0.9 inches (20mm to 25mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: purple metallic; violet; large; purple head; red back; red body; jaws; ridges on back; black; half red.
It has a typical diet of the following: snails.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Notched-mouth Ground Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.