the subfamily chloropinae comprises about 442 described species, with only one species recorded from the brazilian amazon. the genus bricelochlorops paganelli was represented by a unique species from rio de janeiro, brazil. the species urubambina rufa (duda) is the only species of the genus urubambina paganelli and has been recorded only from peru. a new species of bricelochlorops, b. celutae sp. nov., is described here and urubambina rufa is recorded for the first time in brazil. both species were collected in the state of acre. a key to species of bricelochlorops is provided.