The new genus Hirsutapona is described and compared to the similar genus Hecalapona. The new genus contains H. aspira (DeLong and Freytag), new combination, type species and H. titula (DeLong and Freytag), new combination, previously included in Hecalapona (Carapona), and the following 19 new species, H. breviata, H. godoyae, H. hansoni, H. inflata, H. labella, H. lata, H. limba, H. mera and H. meta from Costa Rica; H. angula, H. delicata, H. granda, and H. prona from French Guiana; H. minuta from French Guiana and Suriname: H. myersi and H. munda from Ecuador; H. dietzi and H. metana from Venezuela; and H. mediata from Brazil.
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