This species is Peltoschema basicollis. This orange beetle with black spots is clearly a coccinellidae mimic. These beetles are monophagous, obligate feeders on Acacia buxifolia and the beetles were restricted to a small stand of this acacia in a small section of the park. These are easily and commonly mistaken for ladybirds but feature a black suture. There are at least three species of Peltoschema in a complex of ladybird mimic species.
Differentiate from co-existing Noon-flower by triangular cross-section of leaves, paler leaves that are often red-tinged, and flowers that do not ascend above leaves (in Noon-flower flowers sit above leaves).