<<< per Mark Pepper [who I dont think will mind my posting our conversation for the sake of clarity and accuracy]
"The banded intermedious are again imitator, but you find them south bank of the hualluga canyon and reaching towards the cordillera azul. In this region you find only summersi, no ventris or variabilis, and all the imitators are convincing summersi mimics, but again they are imitator
from this information, I do take it to believe the banded imitator are isolated enough to warrant being bred as a separate population in the hobby.
Until ....I get a banded imitator to throw another pattern offspring...
, then that will confuse me even more.