Holotype male:, ECUADOR, Chimborazo Province, about 30 km NE Pallatanga, 1º52'41"S, 78º54'11"W, elevation 3025 m, leaf-mining larva on Asteraceae plant 26.i.2005), field card no. 4832, A. Diškus & J. R. Stonis, genitalia slide no. AD810♂ (ZMUC).
type genitalia preparation:
Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen (ZMUC)
The species name is derived from Latin varius (varied, diverse) and spina (a spine, thorn, bone) in reference to the combination of small and large cornuti in the male genitalia.