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What kind of insect is this?

I found it in my work room.

I live in the city of São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

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    $\begingroup$ Please indicate the approximate size of your specimens. Also, if you have a clearer/brighter picture of the top of the insect, please provide that as well. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Jul 1, 2019 at 18:23

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This is probably a nymphal stage of a stink bug (aka shield bug).

Based on the roundness of your specimens, I'd suspect that they represent possibly the 1st or 2nd instar development stage.

I am unsure of the species currently, though I suspect this is an image of the adult (wrongfully labeled as a "bed bug" at its source):

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Source: Shutterstock

I will dig into the Brazilian fauna to see if I can get you a species...

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