The insect was discovered in 2015, during a joint Bhutanese-Dutch expedition in eastern Bhutan.
Its name is Gyalsey emerald spreadwing dragonfly. Gyalsey means ‘prince’ in Bhutanese. The new species was named after the young crown prince of Bhutan; on his first birthday, the dragonfly’s name became known.
113 dragonfly species are known from Bhutan.
Dutch Naturalis biologists’ research in Bhutan: here.