I found a dead Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on the road today. Its likely cause of death was a car. I took photos of it and will upload the pictures later as an observation on iNaturalist.
Before I dispose of it is there anything I should do with it? I tried Googling research projects to see if I should send the specimen to a research institution but was unsuccessful.
I live in a Ontario where Monarchs are endangered and soon they will migrate for winter. Current research focuses on insecticide exposure as a source of declining populations.
iNaturalist has a knowledgeable community with a wealth of knowledge. I was wondering if it is worthwhile collecting the butterfly as a specimen.
P.S - This is my first post on the iNaturalist Community Forum. I searched for related posts prior to posting. Please be kind. Thanks!